Cleveland, OH, United States (4E Sports) – T.J. House allowed just three runs and a walk in 6 2/3 innings to lead the Cleveland Indians past the Kansas City Royals, 7-3 Saturday at Progressive Field.
He struck out three while throwing 64 of his 87 pitches for strikes.
Eric Hosmer’s RBI groundout in the first gave the Royals the lead.
In the third, Michael Bourn’s homer tied the game before Jason Kipnis put the Indians ahead with an RBI double and Lonnie Chisenhall added a run-scoring single to make it 3-1.
The Indians loaded the bases with no outs in the fifth before Swisher lined a 1-2 pitch to right-center to push the lead to 5-1.
Hosmer added a run on a sixth-inning RBI groundout by Omar Infante to cut the Royals deficit to 6-2 before House struck out Billy Butler with two runners on to end the inning.
Danny Valencia homered for the Royals in the seventh to make it a 6-3.
Michael Brantley’s RBI single in the eighth made it an 8-3 advantage for the Indians.
In the ninth, closer Cody Allen, struck out Lorenzo Cain on a 3-2 pitch with bases loaded before Eric Hosmer grounded into a double play.
Royals’ right-hander Jeremy Guthrie gave up six runs while allowing 11 hits in four-plus innings.