MLB: Cleveland 5, Kansas City 3

July 13, 2013 at 10:15 PM

CLEVELAND, July 13 (UPI) -- Cleveland's Lonnie Chisenhall belted a long grand slam in the sixth inning Saturday, powering the Indians over Kansas City 5-3.

Clinging to a 1-0 lead in the sixth, the Tribe put Jason Kipnis, Michael Brantley and Carlos Santana aboard with two out and Chisenhall unloaded on a pitch from Jeremy Guthrie, sending it deep into the right field stands for his first career grand slam.

Scott Kazmir (5-4) recorded the victory, yielding two runs on four hits over 6 1/3 innings, walking three and striking out six.

Chris Perez finished up with his 12th save as second-place Cleveland, which came into the game trailing American League Central-leading Detroit by 2 1/2 games, logged a third straight win.

Guthrie (8-7) was tagged for five runs on eight hits over seven innings.

Alcides Escobar drove in two runs for Kansas City.

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