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Cleveland 8, Kansas City 3
When: 1:10 PM ET, Monday, September 27, 2021
Where: Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio
Temperature: 76°
Umpires: Home - Nick Mahrley, 1B - David Rackley, 2B - Larry Vanover, 3B - Marvin Hudson
Attendance: 13121

Amed Rosario went 4-for-5 with three RBIs as the Cleveland Indians defeated the visiting Kansas City Royals 8-3 on Monday afternoon in a makeup game from a Sept. 22 rainout.

It was the final away contest for the Royals (71-85), who finished 20-15 on the road after the All-Star break after a 15-31 road record before the break.

Kansas City's Salvador Perez was 2-for-4 and drove in two runs, raising his major league-leading total to 117 RBIs.

The Indians (77-79) concluded the home portion of their schedule at 40-41. The top two batters in their lineup -- Myles Straw and Rosario -- went 6-for-10 with four runs scored.

The clubs will now head to Kansas City to begin a three-game series Tuesday.

Cal Quantrill (8-3) was the winning pitcher. He allowed three runs on six hits in six innings. He struck out five and didn't walk anyone.

Jackson Kowar (0-5) took the loss. He allowed five runs on seven hits in 4 1/3 innings, with four strikeouts and one walk.

The Royals got on board in the first on Perez's RBI double, scoring Nicky Lopez.

It took the Indians three pitches to tie the score in the bottom of the inning. Straw hit a 1-0 pitch for a double, and Rosario hit the first pitch he saw for a ground-rule double, scoring Straw. Franmil Reyes' sacrifice fly scored Rosario.

The Indians got another run in the second with another pair of doubles. Bradley Zimmer hit a one-out double and then scored on Andres Gimenez's two-out double.

Perez was back at it in the third, with a line drive that got past Rosario at short, driving in Kyle Isbel and cutting the Indians' lead to 3-2. Andrew Benintendi then doubled in Perez with the tying run.

Rosario led off the third with a solo home run, his 11th, to give Cleveland another lead.

The Indians loaded the bases with no outs in the fifth, but managed just one run on a fielder's choice by Bobby Bradley. Rosario's fourth, a single, hit drove in Zimmer with the sixth run in the sixth.

Zimmer's leadoff home run off his brother Kyle was part of a two-run Cleveland eighth.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Starting Pitchers
Kansas City   Cleveland
Jackson Kowar Player Cal Quantrill
Loss W/L Win
4.1 IP 6.0
4 Strikeouts 5
7 Hits 6
10.38 ERA 4.50
Hitting
Kansas City   Cleveland
Salvador Perez Player Amed Rosario
2 Hits 4
2 RBI 3
0 HR 1
3 TB 8
.500 Avg .800
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Kansas City 7 0 10 .212 9 6 3 0 1 2
Cleveland 10 2 21 .294 18 7 8 1 0 0