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Indians Double Up Royals

Associated Press - March 14, 2014 12:40 am

The Kansas City Royals opted to stand pat as baseball's non-waiver trade deadline passed Thursday, even as several other teams pulled off splashy moves.

The Kansas City Royals opted to stand pat as baseball's non-waiver trade deadline passed Thursday, even as several other teams pulled off splashy moves.

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) – Eric Hosmer homered and doubled for the Kansas City Royals in a 12-6 loss to the Cleveland Indians Thursday.

Hosmer homered off starter Zach McAllister and later doubled and scored against minor leaguer Bryan Price.

Omar Infante and Jason Donald also hit doubles for the Royals.

The Indians took advantage of an errant pickoff throw by Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie. Michael Bourn led off with a walk, then Nick Swisher singled and drew the wild throw by Guthrie to first. Bourn scored on the error, and Jason Kipnis had an RBI single.

Veteran catcher Ramon Hernandez, trying to make the Royals as a non roster player, put Kansas City ahead 5-3 in the sixth with an RBI single.

Elliot Johnson, also a non roster player, hit his second home run for the Indians. Matt Carson also connected.

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