Royals bullpen bullies Indians in 2-1 win
KANSAS CITY - Eric Hosmer lifted the Royals over the Indians Tuesday with his two-out solo home run in the ninth inning in a 2-1 win.
A sensational defensive play by the middle infield duo of Omar Infante and Alcides Escobar helped seal the game in the bottom of the inning for the Royals. The silent star of the night was the Royals' relief pitching, though.
Chris Young started the game for the Royals and went only 4.2 innings and allowed 1 earned run. After Young threw 96 pitches, manager Ned Yost opted to hand the game over to the bullpen with the best ERA in baseball.
The Royals came in to Tuesday's game with a league leading 2.13 team ERA when pitching in relief. That number went down after a combined 4.1 inning scoreless effort from Franklin Morales, Ryan Madson, Wade Davis, and Greg Holland. The four relief pitchers allowed a combined three hits.
Davis received the win to move to 7-1 on the season. Holland recorded his 22nd save.