Ramirez goes 3 for 3, drives in career-high 5 in 7-1 win

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Starting pitcher Danny Salazar #31 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Progressive Field on May 6, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.

CLEVELAND  — Jose Ramirez got three hits and drove in a career-high five runs as the Cleveland Indians defeated the reeling Kansas City Royals 7-1 Friday night for their fourth straight win.

The World Series champion Royals have lost eight of 10.

Ramirez delivered a bases-loaded double in the third and a two-run double in the fifth. He singled in the second, walked in the eighth and raised his batting average to .324.

Danny Salazar (3-2) held the Royals to four hits and struck out nine in 7 2/3 innings.

Yordano Ventura (2-2) allowed five runs and threw 97 pitches in four innings. The right-hander walked five, increasing his AL-leading total to 25.

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