Cleveland, OH, United States (4E Sports) – Rookie right-hander Yordano Ventura pitched 8 1/3 superb innings to lead the Kansas City Royals over the Cleveland Indians, 7-1 Friday at Progressive Field.
Ventura (6-7) allowed six hits while striking out four in 113 pitches.
Lorenzo Cain’s single in the third and double in the fifth helped put the Royals up 2-0.
Mike Moustakas blasted a three-run homer in the sixth to push their lead to 5-0.
Christian Colon stroked an RBI double in the ninth to make it 6-0 and scored on a throwing error by third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall for a 7-0 lead.
Michael Brantley rocked a leadoff homer in the ninth to give the Indians their only run.
Indians statrer Josh Tomlin (5-6) allowed five runs and 11 hits over 5 2/3 innings.