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Indians Vs. Royals Score Update: Duncan's 3-Run Blast Puts Cleveland Ahead 6-3 In 3rd Inning

The Cleveland Indians opened Sunday's game in an early 3-0 hole after some minor struggles by starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez, but rallied back for a six-run third inning to grab a 6-3 advantage over Kansas City.

The catalyst for the rally was a familiar face in outfielder Shin-Soo Choo, who drove in a pair of runs with his second double of the season. Choo was the hero in Saturday's game with a double of the game-winning variety in the 10th inning. Shelley Duncan, who is batting .320 on the season, hit his second home run of the season with a three-run bomb off pitcher Luis Mendoza after Choo's clutch hit to break the game open.

Jimenez, who has thrown 57 pitches and yielded five hits and three earned runs in 2.0 innings pitched, has struggled to command his pitches, and will have to thank his offense for bailing him out of an early hole. Jimenez gave up just one hit in seven innings against Toronto in his first start of the season last week.

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