MLB: Kansas City 6, Cleveland 3

Sept. 10, 2013 at 11:56 PM   |   0 comments

CLEVELAND, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Mike Moustakas keyed a big sixth inning with a two-run double Tuesday and the Kansas City Royals went on to record a 6-3 victory over Cleveland.

The game was tied 1-1 in the sixth when Eric Hosmer drew a lead-off walk from Cleveland starter Zach McAllister and went the third on a Billy Butler double.

Moustakas then came to the plate and belted a 2-1 pitch into the right-field corner, scoring both runners.

Salvador Perez followed with an RBI single for a 4-1 Kansas City lead.

Alcides Escobar went 2-for-4 with a homer and a run-scoring single for the Royals, who improved to 7-3 in September and kept their playoff hopes alive, moving within three game of Tampa Bay for the final American League wild card spot.

Jeremy Guthrie (14-10) got the win, allowing one run on nine hits over six innings. He didn't issue a walk and fanned two.

McAllister (7-9) was reached for four runs on six hits in a five-inning effort for the Indians, who remained 1 1/2 games in back of the Rays.

Michael Bourn drove in a pair of runs for the Tribe.

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