Grudzielanek Leads Royals Over Indians
German tripled home a run in the fourth for Kansas City, and scored on Grudzielanek's second run-scoring single. The Indians responded with a run in the bottom of the of the fourth and another in the fifth, but that was the closest they could get. The Royals added an unearned insurance run in the ninth to pad the lead.
KC's Runelvys Hernandez notched his sixth win, allowing three runs in five innings. Hernandez won despite getting into a fistfight with his catcher, Buck, between the third and fourth innings. Cleveland's Jeremy Sowers took the loss, giving up four runs on seven hits in five innings. Joe Nelson pitched the ninth for the Royals for his seventh save.
The two teams continue their three-game series Wednesday night. Jorge De La Rosa pitches for the Royals against Jake Westbrook.