facebook
twitter
search
search

MLB: Cleveland 8, Kansas City 5

Sept. 28, 2012 at 10:34 PM

CLEVELAND, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Jason Kipnis had three RBI while Cleveland was building a seven-run lead Friday and the Indians held on to defeat Kansas City 8-5.

Cleveland won its third straight, producing eight runs over the first five innings and finishing with 16 hits.

Shin-Soo Choo had an RBI double in both the second and fourth innings for Cleveland and Kipnis drove in Choo in the fourth with a fielder's choice grounder. Kipnis then singled in two more runs in the sixth.

Kansas City battled back on Billy Butler's two-run homer in the sixth and a two-run base hit from Salvador Perez in the eighth.

Chris Perez ended the Royals' comeback hopes by working a perfect ninth for his 39th save. The victory went to starter David Huff (3-0), who gave up three runs on eight hits with five strikeouts in six innings.

Will Smith (6-9) was roughed up for six runs on nine hits in three innings to take the loss.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
UPI Horse Racing Weekend Preview
Cowherd has very awkward interview with Michigan's Harbaugh
Tiger Woods' playing partner Steve Stricker wants the 'old Tiger back'