Royals Vs. Indians Final Score: Cleveland Defeats Kansas City In 10 Innings, 11-9

The Kansas City Royals fell behind early when the Cleveland Indians rattled off five runs in the third inning to take a 5-0 lead. All five of those runs were given up by Jonathan Sanchez plus he walked three batters and hit Shin-Soo Choo as well as allowing four hits in the third inning.

The pitching did not get much better for the Royals as Tim Collins who relieved Sanchez pitched only 2 and 1/3 innings allowing four earned runs. Collins left the game with the Royals trailing 9-2.


Final - 4.14.2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Cleveland Indians 0 0 5 1 3 0 0 0 0 2 11 14 2
Kansas City Royals 0 0 2 0 2 2 2 1 0 0 9 11 0
WP: Jairo Asencio (1 - 1)
SV: Chris Perez (2)
LP: Greg Holland (0 - 1)

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The Royals offense came alive and scored seven runs from the fifth through eight innings to tie the game at nine. The tying run was a solo home run by second baseman Yuniesky Betancourt.

In the 10th inning the Royals brought out Greg Holland and allowed three hits, walked one and allowed a pair of runs. The game winning hit was a two-run, two-out double by Choo which scored Michael Brantley and Jason Kipnis.

For more on the Royals, head over to Royals Review, and check out Let's Go Tribe for everything on the Indians. Also visit Baseball Nation for more MLB news and notes.

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