The Kansas City Royals lost their fourth straight game and suffer a three-game sweep at the hands of the Cleveland Indians 13-7. An error in the third inning opened the flood gates for the Tribe who scored six in the third and added four more runs in the fifth.
The Royals jumped out to a fast start grabbing a 3-0 lead against Indians starter Ubaldo Jimenez. Chris Getz had the big blow in the inning with a two-run double.
Things went south for the Royals in the third inning. After retiring the first two batters of the inning, Kansas City starter Luis Mendoza allowed three straight hits including a double to Shin-Soo Choo that trimmed the lead to 3-2. After issuing an intentional walk to Travis Hafner, Mendoza should have been out of the inning but Eric Hosmer couldn't come up with a foul ball off of the bat of Shelley Duncan.
Duncan followed with a three-run homer to left and a 5-3 lead for the Indians. Cleveland added another run in the inning on a Jack Hannahan single and led 6-3.
The Royals got one back in the fourth on an RBI groundout by Eric Hosmer but Cleveland blew it open in the fifth scoring four more times to make the score 10-4. Billy Butler drove in a run in the sixth but Cleveland answered with back-to-back homers in the eighth from Casey Kotchman and Jason Kipnis to make the score 13-5. The Royals added two runs in the ninth to make the final score 13-7.