The Royals had three singles and a walk in the ninth inning, but were unable to score. David Lough got hung up in a rundown between home and third after failing to stop at third on a single by Alcides Escobar. While he barely made it back safely, Mike Moustakas to get tagged out at third as both runners were at the same base. The Royals failed to tie the game and lost 4-3 at Cleveland.
The Indians were held in check through the first seven innings as Ervin Santana held the Tribe to one run on three hits and two walks. Cleveland rallied in the eighth off Kelvin Herrera (3-5) and Tim Collins. Michael Bourn and Jason Kipnis delivered RBI hits before Michael Brantley drove in Mike Aviles with the go-ahead run.
Eric Hosmer scored in the eighth after he reached on a three-base throwing error, when Salvador Perez singled. Hosmer brought a run in the third when he grounded out after Ubaldo Jimenez walked Escobar and Alex Gordon, then threw a wild pitch moving both runners up for Hosmer. Gordon then scored on another Jimenez wild pitch.