KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Francisco Lindor drove in three runs, Jose Ramirez homered twice and the Cleveland Indians rallied to beat the bumbling Kansas City Royals 8-4 on Thursday to complete a three-game sweep.
Tyler Naquin and Jason Kipnis also drove in runs for the suddenly streaking Indians, who beat the Royals – losers of four straight and seven of eight – for the fifth time in six meetings.
Adam Cimber (4-2) tossed 2 1/3 scoreless innings in relief as the Indians’ bullpen bailed out Zach Plesac. Their ineffective starter allowed three runs and three hits in just 2 2/3 innings.
Kansas City only managed three more hits in a game delayed 2 1/2 hours at the start by rain.