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MLB: Kansas City 7, Cleveland 6 (11 inn.)

Aug. 3, 2012 at 12:36 AM   |   Comments

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Alcides Escobar cracked an RBI single in the bottom of the 11th inning Thursday that gave the Kansas City Royals 7-6 win over Cleveland.

Escobar swung and missed at the first two pitches from Tribe closer Chris Perez and then knocked a 1-2 fastball through the left side of the infield to give the Royals the win and a sweep of the three-game series.

Escobar drove in Eric Hosmer, who opened the 11th with a single, moved to second on Chris Getz's sacrifice bunt and stole third off losing pitcher Esmil Rodgers (1-1).

Aaron Crow (2-1) pitched a scoreless top of the 11th for Kansas City and was credited with the win.

Carlos Santana had four of Cleveland's six hits, including a two-run homer, and drove in four runs.

Hosmer was 2-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored for the Royals.

Kansas City scored six runs in the first inning but Cleveland tied the score 6-6 by the fifth.

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