Hosmer drives in 4 as Royals roll over Indians 9-4

4 years 6 months 23 hours ago Monday, July 27 2015 Jul 27, 2015 Monday, July 27, 2015 9:34:00 PM CDT July 27, 2015 in Sports
By: The Associated Press

CLEVELAND (AP) - Eric Hosmer drove in four runs, Kendrys Morales added three RBIs and the Kansas City Royals opened a 10-game road trip with a 9-4 victory over the spiraling Cleveland Indians on Monday night.

Hosmer connected for a three-run homer in the first inning off rookie Cody Anderson (2-2) as the Royals rolled to their AL-leading 60th win and improved to 15-5 in their last 20 games.

Edinson Volquez (10-5) worked into the seventh inning for Kansas City, which will welcome newly acquired ace Johnny Cueto on Tuesday.

Rookie Francisco Lindor hit a three-run homer and Carlos Santana had a solo shot for the Indians, who have dropped five straight.

Joe Blanton gave up Lindor's homer, but worked three innings for his second save.

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