Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - Jose Lopez drove in three runs, Jason Kipnis
collected three hits with two RBI and the Cleveland Indians beat the Kansas
City Royals, 8-5, in the opener of a three-game set at Progressive Field.
Josh Tomlin (2-2) picked up the win in his return from the 15-day disabled
list, allowing four runs on as many hits over five innings. Tomlin had been
sidelined with right wrist soreness and Monday's outing was his first since
The Indians avoided a season-high fourth straight loss by notching their
fourth consecutive win at home.
Eric Hosmer and Brayan Pena both homered for Kansas City, which has dropped
four of its last six games.
Nathan Adcock (0-3) absorbed the loss after being tagged for five runs -- four
earned -- on six hits and two walks in 2 1/3 innings.
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