The Royals haven’t swept a series in over a year. They had a chance to end that skid, but failed to do so in an 8-3 loss to the Indians on Sunday. Matt Stairs hit his 16th homer of the season in the second inning to give Kansas City a 1-0 lead, but starter Denny Bautista was roughed up for five runs in the third inning and suffered the loss. He dropped to 0-3 on the season, by allowing six runs off eight hits and two walks. The Royals have gone 57 series without a sweep.