KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 23: Asdrubal Cabrera #13 celebrates with Carlos Santana #41 of the Cleveland Indians after touching home plate in the sixth inning against the Kansasn City Royals on September 23, 2012 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Kyle Rivas/Getty Images)

Indians Vs. Royals: Jake Odorizzi Solid, But Kansas City Routed In Series Finale

Jake Odorizzi was terrific through five innings of his MLB debut, but the rookie hit a wall in the sixth, and it was all downhill for the Royals from there as they were blown out by Cleveland, 15-4.

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Indians Vs. Royals Final Score: Kansas City Unable To Finish Off Sweep Of Cleveland

The Kansas City Royals dropped a 15-4 decision to the Cleveland Indians on Sunday afternoon at Kauffman Stadium. Rookie pitcher Jake Odorizzi took a loss in his MLB debut, despite having a decent first outing.

Odorizzi rolled through the first five innings of the game, holding the Indians scoreless while allowing just two hits. However, the youngster hit a wall in the sixth, as he allowed two singles, a triple and a home run in the inning before exiting with one out. Overall, he gave up three runs on six hits and a walk in 5.1 innings, while striking out three.

Things didn't get much better for the Royals after that, as the Indians tacked on five runs in the seventh inning and another seven in the ninth. Jeremy Jeffress was tagged with the majority of the damage, as he allowed six runs in the final frame.

Cleveland pounded out 16 hits, led by three apiece from Carlos Santana and Michael Brantley. Two of Santana's hits cleared the wall, and he also drove in five runs.

Catcher Adam Moore hit a home run for the Royals in his first big league at-bat of the season. Jeff Francoeur had a nice day as well, going 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI.

For more on the Royals, be sure to visit Royals Review. Additional coverage on the Indians can be found at Let's Go Tribe, while Baseball Nation is the place to go for news and analysis from around the league.

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Indians Vs. Royals: Jake Odorizzi To Make Big League Debut On Sunday

Jake Odorizzi, obtained from Milwaukee in the Zack Greinke deal, will make his Major League debut on Sunday when the Royals (70-81) go for a weekend sweep of the visiting Cleveland Indians (62-90). Kansas City has won seven straight games against Cleveland, outscoring the Indians 45-22 in the process.

Odorizzi had a strong year in the minors, going 11-3 with a 2.93 ERA for Triple-A Omaha, and is expected to be part of the 2013 Kansas City rotation.

For the Indians, David Huff (1-0, 2.61 ERA) will take the hill in just his second start of 2012. He allowed seven hits and three runs in 4.1 innings on Tuesday against the Minnesota Twins.

First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. CT from Kauffman Stadium.

For more on the Royals, go check out Royals Review, and visit Lets Go Tribe for everything on the Indians. You can find more on the MLB across the country at Baseball Nation and MLB Daily Dish.

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Indians Vs. Royals Game Recap: Kansas City Defeats Cleveland 5-3

The Kansas City Royals used a three-run fifth inning to defeat the Cleveland Indians 5-3 Saturday night. The Royals' victory guarantees a series win against the Indians, as KC notched its fourth win in a row.

Kansas City used an Alcides Escobar double and a single off the bat of Billy Butler to take an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. The Indians came back with two runs of their own in the top of the fifth, as second baseman Cord Phelps took Royals starter Will Smith deep.

Cleveland then took the lead for good in the bottom half of the inning, using a fielder’s choice, sacrifice fly and single to plate three runs. The Indians scored once in the eighth to cut the Royals’ lead to two, but Kelvin Herrera shut the door in the ninth to collect his second save of the season and secure KC’s win.

For more on the Royals, go check out Royals Review, and visit Lets Go Tribe for everything on the Indians. You can find more on the MLB across the country at Baseball Nation and MLB Daily Dish.

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Salvador Perez Injury: Royals Catcher Likely To Rest Through Weekend

Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez will sit out all weekend with sore hands from foul balls, but will return for a four-game series starting on Monday at Detroit, according to MLB.com.

The injuries haven't stopped Perez from producing, but he is admittedly banged up. He was able to pick off his fifth runner of the season on Thursday and threw out his 14th would-be base-stealer on Wednesday, so his play has not slipped.

Brayan Pena started at catcher on Friday and will more than likely do it again on Saturday in Perez's place. Adam Moore will take his spot behind the plate on Sunday, prior to Perez's return on Monday.

Perez joins left fielder Alex Gordon as two Royals out with injuries. Gordon hurt himself while sliding in the sixth inning of Thursday's game against the Chicago White Sox.

For more on Perez, Gordon and the Royals, check out Royals Review.

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Indians Vs. Royals Game Preview: Kansas City Looks To Continue Momentum

The Kansas City Royals host the Cleveland Indians at Kaufman Stadium Saturday, looking for their second win in a row against the Indians, and their fourth win in a row overall. The Royals defeated the Indians 6-3 Friday night. Will Smith will take the mound for the Royals, facing Ubaldo Jimenez for the Indians.

Smith is 5-8 on the season, having lost 4 of his last 5 decisions. Smith currently stands with a 5.08 ERA. Jimenez is 9-16 entering Saturday's game with a 5.43 ERA.

The Indians are in the midst of a major slide, having lost 40 of the last 52 games including 3 of their last 4. Jimenez's last win came September 16th vs. Detroit, having lost his previous 6 decisions up to that point.

First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 PM ET. The game will be streamed on MLB.tv, and will be carried on local radio on KCSP 610.

For more on the Royals go check out Royals Review, and visit Lets Go Tribe for everything on the Indians. Visit Baseball Nation for new and notes from all 30 MLB teams.

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Royals Vs. Indians Game Recap: Kansas City Holds On To Defeat Cleveland 6-3

The Kansas City Royals held off a late surge to overcome the Cleveland Indians in the first of a three game series, winning 6-3. The Indians pulled to within a run in the 7th inning as Indians catcher Carlos Santana drove in Asdrubal Cabrera and Shin-Soo Choo, bringing the score to 4-3. The Royals responded in the 8th with two runs of their own, sealing the victory.

Kansas City catcher Brayan Pena drove in right fielder Jeff Francoeur in the 2nd inning, giving Kansas City a lead they would not surrender. Pena drove in Francoeur again in the 8th to give Kansas City extra cushion, and securing the 6-3 victory.

Luis Mendoza picked up the win for the Royals, bringing him to 8-9 on the year. Greg Holland earned the save.

For more on the Royals go check out Royals Review, and visit Lets Go Tribe for everything on the Indians. Visit Baseball Nation for new and notes from all 30 MLB teams.

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Royals Vs. Indians Lineup: Luis Mendoza Back On The Mound After Missing Last Start

The Kansas City Royals are beginning a new three-game sereis as they travel on the road to face the Cleveland Indians Friday night. Luis Mendoza is back on the mound after missing his scheduled start last Wednesday due to a sore throat. In his last start, Mendoza played great by holding the Minnesota Twins to only two hits and one run over six innings, plus he struck out six batters.

The Royals are making some changes from Thursdays's loss to the Chicago White Sox. Jarrod Dyson is in the leadoff spot and patrolling centerfield and David Lough earned the nod at left field and is hitting eighth. Jeff Francoeur moved up two spots to hit fifth, while Mike Moustakas jumped up to the third spot after batting sixth.

Here is how the rest of the card shakes out:

Royals lineup:
1. Jarrod Dyson CF
2. Alcides Escobar SS
3. Mike Moustakas 3B
4. Billy Butler DH
5. Jeff Francoeur RF
6. Eric Hosmer 1B
7. Brayan Pena C
8. David Lough LF
9. Irving Falu 2B
Luis Mendoza P

Indians lineup:
1. Vinny Rottino RF
2. Jason Kipnis 2B
3. Asdrubal Cabrera SS
4. Carlos Santana C
5. Michael Brantley CF
6. Travis Hafner DH
7. Casey Kotchman 1B
8. Lonnie Chisenhall 3B
9. Ezequiel Carrera LF
Justin Masterson P

For more on the Royals go check out Royals Review, and visit Lets Go Tribe for everything on the Indians. Visit Baseball Nation for new and notes from all 30 MLB teams.

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Indians Vs. Royals Game Preview: Luis Mendoza Returns as Kansas City Hosts Cleveland

The Kansas City Royals open a three-game series with the Cleveland Indians Friday.

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