MLB: Kansas City 5, Cleveland 3

Sept. 22, 2012 at 10:14 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Will Smith held the Indians to two runs through seven innings Saturday and the Kansas City Royals overcame Cleveland 5-3.

Smith (6-8) allowed eight hits, walked two and struck out five en route to the victory, the left-hander's second in three starts.


Kelvin Herrera pitched a scoreless ninth for his second save as the Royals clinched their three-game series and downed the Indians for a seventh straight time.

The Royals posted three runs in the fifth inning to take control of the contest, including RBI from Brayan Pena and Irving Falu.

Ubaldo Jimenez (9-17) absorbed his sixth consecutive losing decision, surrendering five runs on seven hits in 4 1/3 frames.

Cord Phelps knocked in two runs for Cleveland.

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