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.
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