Indians Vs. Royals: Tribe Swept In Kansas City With 7-6 Extra-Inning Loss

The Cleveland Indians lost their sixth-straight game on the current road trip.

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Indians Vs. Royals: Cleveland Swept By Kansas City After Extra-Inning Loss

Kansas City shortstop Alcides Escobar singled off Cleveland closer Chris Perez to score Eric Hosmer in the bottom of the eleventh inning lifting the Royals over the Indians, 7-6. The win completed a series sweep for Kansas City and left the Indians with their sixth-straight loss.

Right-handed rookie Corey Kluber made his first major league start after being called up to replace Derek Lowe on Cleveland's pitching staff. Things started out rocky for Kluber to say the least as the Royals greeted him in the first inning with two home runs, a triple and three singles to score six runs in the bottom of the first.

Kluber gave up a home run to the first batter he faced, Alex Gordon and then Hosmer added a three-run blast later in the inning, appearing to bury Kluber and the Indians to start the game. Kluber was able to recover from the initial onslaught, though and hold the Royals scoreless for the next three innings before Tony Sipp relieved him with one out in the fifth inning.

The Tribe bullpen kept the Royals' offense in check, allowing the Cleveland offense to eventually rally and send the game to extra innings. Carlos Santana led the way with a two-run single as part of a three-run third inning which chased Kansas City starter Bruce Chen from the game. Santana also smacked a two-run homer in the fifth inning to tie the game at 6-6.

The Tribe remain on the road when they open up a weekend series against the Detroit Tigers on Friday.

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Indians Vs. Royals: Thursday Preview, TV Info And More

The Indians look to avoid the three-game sweep against the Royals on Thursday when Corey Kluber makes his first big league start with Derek Lowe being designated for assignment.

Kluber went 11-7 with a 3.59 ERA in 21 starts striking out 128 over 125 1-3 innings for Triple-A Columbus this year. Last season, he compiled an 8.31 ERA in three relief appearances. Kluber will face Bruce Chen (7-9, 5.49 ERA) in the pitching duel.

The Indians are seven games behind the AL Central leading Chicago White Sox heading into Thursday's action. Take a look at the schedule and broadcast information here.

Date/Time: Thursday, August 2, 8:10 p.m. ET

TV: STO, FSKC

Online streaming: MLB.tv

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Derek Lowe Designated For Assignment By Indians

The Cleveland Indians have designated pitcher Derek Lowe for assignment.

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Indians Vs. Royals Final Score: Tribe Loses Fifth Straight

The Cleveland Indians lost their fifth game in a row on Wednesday night, falling to the Kansas City Royals 5-2 at Kauffman Stadium.

Kansas City jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning, with a Carlos Santana throwing error causing a run scored by Alcides Escobar before Lorenzo Cain scored on a Billy Butler groundout.

In the second, Jarrod Dyson hit an RBI-single and Alex Gordon added an RBI-double to make it 4-0.

Santana hit a solo home run in the fourth to put the Indians on the board.

An inning later, Cain's RBI-double in the sixth gave Kansas City another four-run lead.

Asdrubal Cabrera scored Jack Hannahan in the eighth to make it 5-2 and that's how it would stay.

Zach McCallister fell to 4-3 on the year, giving up five hits and five runs (four earned) in six innings.

Luis Mendoza (5-7) pitched seven and one-third innings, giving up just four hits and two runs, striking out three. Greg Holland picked up his first save of the year for the Roya.s

The series will conclude on Thursday, with the first pitch scheduled for 8:10 p.m. ET.

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Indians Vs. Royals Score Update: Cleveland Down After Five

The Cleveland Indians are trying to break a four-game losing streak, but they trail the Kansas City Royals 5-1 heading into the sixth inning on Wednesday night.

The Indians fell down 2-0 in the first inning, with Alcides Escobar scoring on a Carlos Santana throwing error and Lorenzo Cain scoring on a Billy Butler groundout for Kansas City.

The Royals extended the lead to 4-0 in the second after an RBI-single from Jarrod Dyson and an RBI-double by Alex Gordon.

Cleveland's lone run came from a solo home run by Santana in the fourth.

Cain made it 5-1 with an RBI-double in the fifth.

The Indians have managed just three hits off of Luis Mendoza.

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Indians Vs. Royals: Projected Starting Lineups For Wednesday Night

On Wednesday night, the Cleveland Indians will play the second game of a three-game set against their American League Central Division counterparts, the Kansas City Royals.

The Indians are currently in the midst of a free-fall and following Tuesday night's disappointing 8-3 loss, the club will look to avoid a five-game losing streak, which was largely powered by a series sweep by the hapless Minnesota Twins where the Tribe was shockingly outscored by a margin of 28-6.

Here is the projected lineups for Wednesday night, courtesy of the team's official twitter accounts:

Indians

1. Shin-Soo Choo, Right Field

2. Asdrubal Cabrera, Short Stop

3. Jason Kipnis, Second Base

4. Michael Brantley, Center Field

5. Carlos Santana, Catcher

6. Jose Lopez, Designated Hitter

7. Johnny Damon, Left Field

8. Casey Kotchman, First Base

9. Jack Hannahan, Right Fielder

Starting Pitcher: Zach McAllister

Royals

1. Alex Gordon, Left Field

2. Alcides Escobar, Short Stop

3. Lorenzo Cain, Right Field

4. Billy Butler, Designated Hitter

5. Mike Moustakas, Third Base

6. Salvador Perez, Catcher

7. Eric Hosmer, First Base

8. Chris Getz, Second Base

9. Jarrod Dyson, Center Field

Starting Pitcher: Luke Hochevar

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Indians Vs. Royals: Cleveland Trying To Avoid 5-Game Losing Streak

The bottom continues to fall out on the second half of Cleveland's season as we enter August, as the Indians will be looking to avoid dropping their fifth consecutive game on Wednesday evening in game two against Kansas City.

Currently winless after four attempts during their nine-game roadtrip, the Indians somehow remain only six games out of the division lead after this latest freefall. Impressive youngster Zach McAllister, who has fanned at least five batters in six straight outings, will get the ball for Indians manager Manny Acta in game two, while Luis Mendoza will make his 14th start of 2012 for the Royals.

Despite not being dealt at the deadline as previously reported, Indians outfielder Shin-Soo Choo has struggled to keep up his impressive pace as of late during Cleveland's skid. After hitting the .297 mark on July 27, Choo has been mired in a 1-for-14 slump from the plate that has brought his average back down to .288. Now that the rumors about his possible departure have dissipated, the Indians clearly need Choo to get back on track in the coming weeks.

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Cleveland Indians Send Josh Tomlin To Bullpen, Call Up Corey Kluber

Pitching inconsistency has plagued the Cleveland Indians all season even as they've pushed their way up near the top of the AL Central. They made another move to try and swap around the pitching rotation on Tuesday when they brought starter Josh Tomlin in as a reliever to replace the ineffective Derek Lowe. Jordan Bastian on twitter later reported that Tomlin to the bullpen was going to be an official move. They also have a replacement coming up:

Tomlin has been brutal lately in the starting rotation, though the unproven Kluber might not provide much of an upgrade. The 25 year old has made three big league appearances, all last season, and sported an 8.31 ERA through them with no record.

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Indians Vs. Royals Final Score: Cleveland's Struggles Continue In 8-3 Loss To Kansas City

Something had to give with two teams streaking in the wrong direction opening up a three-game series on Tuesday night.

In the end, the Cleveland Indians would lose their fourth-straight game 8-3 to the Kansas City Royal, a win which snapped KC's five-game losing streak. Cleveland starting pitcher Derek Lowe lost his fourth straight game, once again getting knocked out early giving up eight hits and seven runs in two and a third innings.

After giving up three runs in the first two innings, Lowe (8-10) didn't survive the third inning. A balk following a walk to load the bases started a 5-run rally for the Royals in the bottom of the third. KC second baseman Chris Getz then hit a two-run double to chase Lowe for good.

Right-hander Luke Hochevar (7-9) earned the win for the Royals giving up seven hits and three runs in six innings. Johnny Damon and Casey Kotchman both had run-scoring singles in the second inning, but Hochevar and the Kansas City bullpen were able to keep the Tribe from rallying the rest of the game.

The two teams will resume their series on Wednesday night at 8:10 p.m. ET.

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Indians Vs. Royals: Tribe Looks To End Slide Against Slumping Kansas City

The Cleveland Indians will open a three-game set with the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night.

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