game was played as a tribute to the Negro Leagues.

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Offense was not the name of the game Sunday afternoon at Kauffman Stadium.

Pitching and defense ruled as the Indians beat the Royals, 1 0 Yan Gomes Jersey, on a combined one hitter by Mike Clevinger and four relievers.

The Indians only run was supplied by Carlos Santana, who singled home Yan Gomes with one out in the fifth inning. Gomes hit a leadoff double off left hander Danny Duffy and went to third on a sacrifice bunt by Abraham Almonte. Santana delivered him with his fourth straight hit.

Santana started the streak with his tie breaking homer on Saturday in the ninth inning of the Tribe s 3 1 come from behind victory. He hit it off closer Kelvin Herrera and followed it with a double and two singles in his first three at bats Sunday. He came into the game hitting .409 9 for 22 against Duffy.

I was 0 for 14 against Herrera and that homer really increased my energy for this game, said Santana.

The Indians activated Clevinger before the game to take Corey Kluber s spot in the rotation. Kluber was placed on the disabled list Wednesday with a strain of the lower back. Clevinger arrived from Class AAA Columbus with a 3 1 record in six starts.

He said he worked hard at Columbus to correct a flaw in his delivery that had him throwing too much across his body. Whatever he did seemed to work.

Clevinger, with his shoulder length hair flapping in the breeze, threw 5 2/3 scoreless innings. He allowed the Royals one hit and four walks, while striking out five.

Indians manager Terry Francona on Mike Clevinger, Michael Brantley s ankle
Manager Terry Francona said the reports from Columbus on Clevinger were good. The one concern was that he was throwing a lot of pitches and not getting deep into games.

Clevinger labored in only one inning and he pitched himself out of his own mess. He walked Eric Hosmer with one out in the fourth. Salvador Perez doubled him to third, but Clevinger struck out Jorge Soler and Jorge Bonifacio to end the inning. Perez s double turned out to be the only one for the Royals.

I thought Clevinger s stuff was good http://www.indiansfanaticsapparel.com/jose-ramirez-jersey-c-20.html, said Francona. You could tell he s made some adjustments in his delivery. I wouldn t say he was wild, but he had the walks and it got the pitch count up.

His changeup was good. His breaking ball was good. It gets you excited, not only that he got them out. But for the future, OK if he makes a couple of adjustments, he s got a chance to get deep into a game.

Boone Logan relieved Clevinger 1 0 with two out in the sixth. He walked Hosmer and was replaced by Bryan Shaw. That s when the bullpen buzzsaw starting cutting.

Indians Mike Clevinger on win over Royals
Shaw struck out four straight in 1 1/3 innings. Andrew Miller retired the Royals in order in the eighth, and Cody Allen earned his ninth straight save in the ninth. Allen hit Lorenzo Cain with a pitch and walked Soler with two out before retiring pinch hitter Brandon Moss on a fly ball to center to end it.

I knew once we got the lead to the bullpen it was in safe hands http://www.indiansfanaticsapparel.com/lonnie-chisenhall-jersey-c-22.html, said Clevinger.

Duffy 2 3, 3.50 allowed one run on six hits in 6 2/3 innings. He struck out two and walked two. The Indians are now 6 8 in games started by lefties.

What it means

The Indians have played 30 games this season. In 16 of them, they ve scored three or fewer runs.

The Tribe won two out of three games against the Royals despite scoring only five runs. If they had walked Hosmer on Friday, as they did three times Sunday, they might have swept. Hosmer erased a 1 0 lead with a two run homer off Danny Salazar in the fifth inning Friday with first base open.

Hey, winning 1 0 is a lot better than losing 1 0, said Francona.


Left fielder Michael Brantley left Sunday s game with a sprained right ankle in the fifth inning. More details will be coming after the game.

Brantley did it when he hit first base trying to beat out a swinging bunt in front of the plate in the third inning.

It s not the dreaded high ankle sprain, said Francona. He hit first base hard. Hopefully, it s just a day or two. At least that s what they the trainers think.

The pitches

Clevinger threw 91 pitches, 51 56 percent for strikes. Duffy threw 104 pitches, 67 64 percent for strikes.

Thanks for coming

The Indians and Royals drew 27,754 fans to Kauffman Stadium on Sunday. The game was played as a tribute to the Negro Leagues. The Indians wore the uniforms of the Cleveland Buckeyes, while the Royals wore the Kansas City Monarchs uniforms.

First pitch was at 2 16 p.m. with a temperature of 78 degrees.


The Indians open a three game series against Toronto on Monday night at Rogers Centre. Trevor Bauer 2 3, 7.67 will face right hander Marcus Stroman at 7 07 p.m. SportsTime Ohio, WTAM/1100 and WMMS/FM 100.7 will carry the game.

Bauer, on six days rest http://www.indiansfanaticsapparel.com/juan-uribe-jersey-c-21.html, is 1 1 with a 6.27 ERA in three career starts against the Blue Jays. The last time he pitched at Rogers Centre was Game 3 of the ALCS when he had to leave the game in the first inning because the little finger on his right hand was bleeding. Bauer cut his finger while working on one of his drones before the ALCS.

Stroman has no record and a 3.52 ERA in three games against the Indians. Jason Kipnis is hitting .333 3 for 9 with one homer and two RBI against him. He left his last start with right arm tightness.

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