Duncan Homers Twice as Indians Hold Off Royals

7 years 1 month 1 week ago Sunday, September 04 2011 Sep 4, 2011 Sunday, September 04, 2011 4:04:00 PM CDT September 04, 2011 in Baseball
Source: The Associated Press
By: Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) - Shelley Duncan had a career high five RBIs on a pair of homers into the gusting wind, Asdrubal Cabrera returned to the lineup to drive in two more runs and the Cleveland Indians held off the Kansas City Royals 9-6 on Sunday.

Duncan hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning and a two-run shot in the eighth for his third career multihomer game. Jason Donald and Jerad Head also had RBIs for the Indians (70-67), who surpassed their win total from last season as they try to keep pace with Detroit in the AL Central.

They began the day 6 1/2 games back in second place. The Tigers played Sunday night.

Jeanmar Gomez (2-2) was effective again in his second start since getting recalled from Triple-A Columbus, allowing six hits and only Mike Moustaksas' RBI groundout in 5 1-3 innings.

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