Indians Score Late To Beat Royals
Associated Press - April 23, 2014 9:37 pm
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.
CLEVELAND (AP) – Jason Kipnis drove in Nick Swisher with a two out double in the seventh inning, sending the Cleveland Indians to a 5-3 win over the Kansas City Royals Wednesday night.
Kipnis ripped his double off Kelvin Herrera (0-1) into the gap in right center, deep enough to easily score Swisher, who reached on a two out single. The Indians tacked on an insurance run in the eighth on pinch hitter Lonnie Chisenhall’s bloop RBI single.
Bryan Shaw (1-0) finished the seventh and got one out in the eighth. Cody Allen retired two, and John Axford worked the ninth for his AL leading eighth save.
Michael Bourn had three hits and two RBI’s for the Indians.
Salvador Perez and Mike Moustakas hit back to back homers in the second for Kansas City.