Carlos Santana hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning off Dillon Gee to lead the Cleveland Indians to a 5-2 win over the Royals on Thursday night. Santana snapped a 2-2 tie with his 34th homer. The Royals fell to 1-9 against Cleveland on the season.
Alcides Escobar hit a two-run homer for the Royals. It was Escobar’s sixth homer in his last 149 at-bats. Not bad for a guy who had previously homered just once in 600 at-bats.
“We had a few chances, but we’re not creating a whole lot of run-scoring opportunities for ourselves right now,” manager Ned Yost said after his team scored just six runs in the series.