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American League Game Summary - Cleveland at Kansas City



(Monday, April 29th)

Final Score: Cleveland 9, Kansas City 0

Kansas City, MO (Sports Network) - Ryan Raburn went 4-for-4 with two homers and four RBI to lead the Cleveland Indians in a 9-0 rout of the Kansas City Royals that wrapped up a four-game set.

Asdrubal Cabrera drove in two runs while Jason Kipnis hit a solo homer and scored twice for the Indians, who won the final two games of this series.

"It's great. This team battles," said Raburn. "That's all you can ask for. Sometimes the chips fall our way. Sometimes they don't. It's just going out there and playing hard and, hopefully, the balls rolls to our court and we can roll with it. Tonight we were able to."

Ubaldo Jimenez (1-2) gave up just three hits and two walks with four strikeouts over seven-plus innings to pick up his first win in five starts.

Mike Moustakas' double was the lone extra-base hit for the Royals, who had won five of six prior to losing the past two. Wade Davis (2-2) was victimized for eight runs on 12 hits over 4 2/3 innings to drop a second straight start.

"Pitch selection was probably off here and there," said Davis. "I made some bad decisions and didn't execute, so next time I've got to do better."

Kipnis got Cleveland on the board in the first inning with his first home run of the year, a solo shot to center, and Cabrera's RBI single in the third made it a 2-0 game.

The Indians blew the game open in the fifth. Cabrera doubled home a run and Mark Reynolds later singled in Kipnis. A run-scoring double by Carlos Santana was followed by Raburn's three-run shot over the left-field wall for an 8-0 lead.

Raburn led off the top of the eighth with his second home run of the game led for a 9-0 advantage.

Jimenez faced little difficulty from the Kansas City lineup, as he faced the minimum through three innings and didn't allow a batter past second until Moustakas led off the eighth with a double.

Jeff Francoeur followed that with a single that prompted a pitching change, as Nick Hagadone took the mound.

Hagadone kept the Royals off the board by striking out George Kottaras, inducing a weak groundout back to the mound by Elliot Johnson and striking out Alex Gordon to end the frame.

Cody Allen worked a flawless ninth to close out the game.

Game Notes

Cleveland welcomes Philadelphia for a brief two-game set starting on Tuesday ... Kansas City hosts Tampa Bay for three games starting on Tuesday ... Jimenez moved to 3-2 in five career games against the Royals ... Davis fell to 2-1 in seven games (three starts) against the Indians.

04/29 23:58:27 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHR 2
DUR 9
 
7:00pm Tonight
CHA
CHI
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR
 
7:05pm Tuesday
PHI 0
ATL 0
7:05pm Tuesday
NYY 0
CHC 0
7:05pm Tuesday
BAL 0
TAM 0
7:08pm Tuesday
DET 0
CLE 0
Final
CIN 7
PIT 5
Final
MIA 11
WAS 2
Final
TEX 5
SEA 0
Final
CWS 2
BOS 1
Final
HOU 2
KAN 4
Final
MIL 1
STL 6
Final
MIN 3
TOR 9
Final
ARI 0
NYM 9
Final
ANA 9
OAK 10
Final
SDP 2
COL 3
Final
SFG 3
LOS 2
12:35pm Today
CIN
PIT
12:35pm Today
BAL
TAM
 
1:05pm Today
NYY
CHC
 
1:10pm Today
MIL
STL
 
3:40pm Today
ARI
NYM
 
7:05pm Tonight
PHI
ATL
 
7:05pm Tonight
NYY
CHC
 
7:08pm Tonight
DET
CLE
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIA
WAS
 
8:05pm Tonight
TEX
SEA
 
8:10pm Tonight
CWS
BOS
 
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
KAN
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIN
TOR
 
10:05pm Tonight
ANA
OAK
 
10:10pm Tonight
SDP
COL
 
10:15pm Tonight
SFG
LOS
 
Final
BRK 98
NYK 109
Final
LAC 117
DEN 105
7:00pm Tonight
CHA
CHI
 
7:00pm Tonight
ORL
IND
 
8:00pm Tonight
MIL
ATL
 
8:00pm Tonight
CLE
BRK
 
8:00pm Tonight
MEM
DAL
 
8:00pm Tonight
OKC
DET
 
8:00pm Tonight
NOP
HOU
 
8:00pm Tonight
SAN
LAL
8:00pm Tonight
MIA
PHI
 
8:00pm Tonight
NYK
TOR
 
8:00pm Tonight
MIN
UTA
 
8:00pm Tonight
BOS
WAS
 
10:30pm Tonight
DEN
GSW
 
10:30pm Tonight
POR
LAC
 
10:30pm Tonight
SAC
PHO
 
7:00pm Tonight
TAM
MON
7:30pm Tonight
PIT
CLB
10:00pm Tonight
ANA
DAL
Final
CHR 2
DUR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR