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Royals Are Dominated By Indians, Lose 15-4

Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - Chris Gimenez and Jayson Nix both clubbed a three-run homer and knocked in four runs total, as the Cleveland Indians pounded Kansas City, 15-4, in the opener of a three-game series at Progressive Field.

Matt LaPorta belted a three-run homer to fuel a six-run second inning for the Indians, while rookie Josh Tomlin (2-3) gave up three runs on eight hits and four walks in five innings to pick up the win.

Wilson Betemit hit a solo home run as part of a three-run fourth by Kansas City. Bryan Bullington (1-3) allowed seven runs on nine hits and three walks over four full frames to take the loss.