MLB: Cleveland 8, Kansas City 5

May 28, 2012 at 7:21 PM

CLEVELAND, May 28 (UPI) -- Lonnie Chisenhall homered in his return to the major leagues Monday and the Cleveland Indians pounded out 14 hits in their 8-5 win over Kansas City.

Chisenhall, who played in 66 games for the Indians last year as a rookie, was recalled from Class AAA Columbus before the game and responded by going 2-for-4 with a solo homer that ignited a five-run third inning.

Jose Lopez drove in three runs and Jason Kipnis went 3-for-4 with a pair of RBI for the Indians, who snapped a three-game skid and maintained a half-game lead over the second-place Chicago White Sox in the American League Central.

Josh Tomlin (2-2) earned the victory despite allowing four runs on four hits over five innings, while Chris Perez racked up his major league-best 17th save for the Tribe.

Royals starter Nate Adcock (0-3) lasted only 2 1/3 innings, getting tagged for five runs (four earned) on six hits.

Eric Hosmer cracked a two-run homer and Brayan Pena added a solo shot for Kansas City, which dropped the opener of a three-game series.

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