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Royals Vs. Indians: Kansas City Trailing Cleveland 7-3 In The Fifth

After giving up seven runs in the top of the first inning, the Kansas City Royals have been slowly but surely trying to dig their way out of a big hole. Starting pitcher Luke Hochevar gave up seven runs on nine hits in the first inning, going through the entire batting order and then some before he was able to get his team off the field. The Royals were able to score one run in the bottom on the first on an Eric Hosmer single to right.

Hochevar stopped the Royals from scoring in the second and third innings before he was replaced by Everett Teaford, who held the Indians scoreless again in the top of the fourth. In the bottom of the fourth, the Royals made up some more ground by scoring two more runs, one on an Alex Gordon single that scored Billy Butler and one on a Mike Houstakas double that scored Yuniesky Betancourt

The Royals still need to keep the Indians for adding on more to their lead and get their bats on some balls if they want to catch up and avoid giving the Indians their first road win on the season.

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