Indians Vs. Royals: Indians Offense Explodes In Series Finale

The Indians avoided yet another sweep on Sunday when their offense, led by Carlos Santana, exploded in Kansas City.

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Indians Vs. Royals Final Score: Tribe Explode Late For 15-4 Win

Although they didn't score a run until the sixth inning, the Cleveland Indians were still able to pummel the Kansas City Royals 15-4 on Sunday.

Adam Moore put Kansas City ahead 1-0 with a home run in the bottom of the third, and the score remained there until the top of the sixth. The Tribe would then explode for three runs in the sixth, five runs in the seventh and seven more in the ninth.

The Indians were paced by Carlos Santana, who mashed two home runs and knocked in five RBI's while going 3-for-6. Michael Brantley also chipped in with three hits.

Indians starter David Huff got the win going 5 innings while allowing one earned run on just three hits and one walk.

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Indians Vs. Royals Preview: Cleveland Looks To Avoid Sweep

The Cleveland Indians look to avoid the sweep Sunday as they face the Kansas City Royals and the pitching debut of their top pitching prospect.

David Huff (1-0, 2.61) takes the mound for Cleveland, looking to rebound from a rough outing against the Minnesota Twins his last time out. Huff allowed three runs on seven hits and lasted only 4⅓ innings in the no-decision. Sunday's outing will mark his second start of 2012.

Top pitching prospect Jake Odorizzi will make his major-league debut for the Kansas City Royals. Odorizzi, who was a key piece of the deal that sent Zack Greinke to the Milwaukee Brewers, was 11-3 with a 2.93 ERA in Triple-A.

A win Sunday could propel the Indians out of last place in the AL Central. They are 62-90 on the season.

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Indians Vs. Royals: Ubaldo Jimenez Loses 17th Game As Kansas City Beats Cleveland

The Kansas City Royals scored two runs in the first inning and never trailed as they beat the Cleveland Indians, 5-3, on Saturday.

Ubaldo Jimenez (9-17, 5.55 ERA) took the loss for Cleveland after giving up five earned runs in 4-1/3 innings. Jimenez gave up seven hits and three walks. He has now lost six straight decisions.

Cleveland trailed 2-0 until the fifth, when Cord Phelps hit a 2-run home run to tie the game, but Kansas City quickly re-took the lead in the bottom of the inning. Eric Hosmer, Brayan Pena and Irving Falu all drove in runs in the inning to put the Royals up, 5-2.

The Indians picked up their third run in the eighth when Carlos Santana scored on an error.

Will Smith (6-8, 4.88 ERA) picked up the win for Kansas City, giving up two runs in seven innings and striking out five.

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Indians Vs. Royals: Ubaldo Jimenez Looks To End Kansas City's Winning Streak

Ubaldo Jimenez (9-16, 5.43 ERA) pitches for the Cleveland Indians as they look to end the Kansas City Royals' three-game winning streak at 7:10 p.m. ET Saturday.

Jimenez is 1-1 with a 6.55 ERA in two starts against the Royals this season. He'll face Will Smith (5-8, 5.08 ERA). Smith has faced the Indians once this season, giving up two runs in six innings in an 8-2 Royals win in May.

Cleveland is coming off a 6-3 loss to Kansas City on Friday. The Royals led most of the way, but the Indians cut the lead to one in the seventh inning before the Royals regained control.

The loss caused the Indians to fall .5 games behind the Minnesota Twins and into last place in the AL Central. The Twins didn't play Friday night due to rain.

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Indians Vs. Royals: Cleveland Rally Falls Short In 6-3 Loss

The Cleveland Indians cut Kansas City's lead to 4-3 in the seventh inning of Friday's game, but the Royals were able to put the game away in the eighth and secure a 6-3 win.

Kansas City led 4-1 after the fifth inning, with Cleveland's only run coming on an RBI single by Michael Brantley in the third.

The Indians had a big seventh inning that could've been bigger after the first two runners reached base with nobody out. Royals reliever Tim Collins was able to get Jason Kipnis to ground out and Asdrubal Cabrera to strike out before Carlos Santana drove in both runners with a single. Brantley ended the inning with a line-out.

Kansas City struck back in the eighth with a sacrifice fly by Eric Hosmer and an RBI-double by Brayan Pena to put the Royals back up by three. Greg Holland pitched a perfect ninth for the save.

Justin Masterson (11-15, 4.97 ERA) took the loss after giving up four runs in six innings. Luis Mendoza (8-9, 4.44 ERA) picked up the win after giving up two runs in six innings.

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Indians Vs. Royals: Tribe Starts Final Road Trip Of Season In KC

The Indians will begin their final road trip of the season with a three-game series against the Royals, beginning Friday night.

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