This was a series the Royals could have used to gain some momentum heading into the unofficial second half of the season. Instead, they find themselves six games under .500 and eight games out of first after getting swept by the Indians in Cleveland. Sunday’s final score was 6-4.
With the Royals up 4-3 in the bottom of the sixth, reliever Tim Collins walked Lonnie Chisenhall to star. Drew Stubbs singled, and with one out, Asdrubal Cabrera doubled into the gap in right-center to put Cleveland back in front. Jason Kipnis followed with an RBI single off Everett Teaford to give the Indians a 6-4 lead and eventual win.
Billy Butler had three hits for the Royals, who have dropped their fifth straight. All-star Alex Gordon had two hits and an RBI.