A 10-run lead is generally considered fairly safe, but don’t tell that to the Royals. Kansas City blew their largest lead in club history in falling to the Indians 15-13 in 10 innings.
The Royals began the night by pounding Cleveland starter Paul Byrd for 10 runs in the first inning. KC dished out eight hits that frame alone, the two big blows coming off homers by Mike Sweeney and Mark Grudzielanek.
Cleveland started chipping away at the lead over the next five innings, but thanks to a three-run bottom of the sixth, the Royals held a 13-9 advantage entering the top of the ninth. However, thanks to three Cleveland doubles that inning, the lead that once seemed insurmountable was no more.
The Indians scored twice in the 10th to make the score 15-13, and Thomas Mastny closed it out to even the series at a game apiece.
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