Holland fans side in 10th, Royals trim Indians 3-2

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Kansas City Royals beat the Indians in just the third major league game decided by the debated extra-inning runner rule.

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Mike Clevinger delivers in the first inning in a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Cleveland.

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Greg Holland struck out the top of Cleveland’s order to strand the tying run at second base and Maikel Franco hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning to give the Kansas City Royals a 3-2 win over the Indians in just the third major league game decided by the debated extra-inning runner rule.

Holland fanned César Hernández, José Ramírez and Francisco Lindor for the unique save. Jorge Soler and Salvador Pérez hit back-to-back homers in the first for Kansas City.

Royals right-hander Brady Singer pitched five solid innings in his major league debut.

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