Royals starter Jeff Francis is still looking for his first win. He got rocked in the first inning at Cleveland as Orlando Cabrera’s bases-clearing double highlighted a five run first inning as the Royals lost their fifth in a row, 7-2.
Francis fell to 0-3 with a 5.03 ERA. He only managed to get through three innings after giving up another run in the third. The Royals cut the Indians lead to 5-2 in the second with solo home runs from Jeff Franceour and Mike Aviles. That was all the Royals could manage off Josh Tomlin who went six innings to improve his record to 4-0.
The Royals are 3.5 games out of first and drop to 12-12.