MLB: Cleveland 4, Kansas City 3

June 18, 2013 at 10:20 PM
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CLEVELAND, June 18 (UPI) -- Jason Kipnis drove in the tying run in the eighth and Michael Brantley delivered a go-ahead sacrifice fly Tuesday, rallying Cleveland over Kansas City 4-3.

Trailing 3-1 in the eighth, the Indians began a comeback against Kelvin Herrera (3-5) when Ryan Raburn drew a lead-off walk, went to second on an out and scored on Michael Bourn's single.

Mike Aviles followed with another hit, chasing Herrera and bringing on Tim Collins, who promptly surrendered a broken-bat double down the left field line to Kipnis, which scored Bourn with the equalizer and sent Aviles to third

Brantley followed with a run-scoring fly to right, putting the Indians ahead.

Vinnie Pestano, however, struggled to close out the win in the bottom of the ninth, allowing three hits and a walk. But he managed to hang on for his second save as Cleveland evened its three-game series.

Cody Allen earned the victory despite yielding a run in the eighth.

Eric Hosmer and Salvador Perez each drove in a run for the Royals.

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