Mondesi goes deep but Royals drop seventh-straight game

Whit Merrifield Royals Indians
Posted at 10:13 PM, Sep 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-07 23:13:47-04

CLEVELAND — Zach Plesac came up with big pitches over seven innings, Tyler Naquin had two RBIs and the Cleveland Indians beat Kansas City 5-2 to hand the Royals their season-high seventh straight loss.

Plesac gave up a hit in each of the first seven innings, including Adalberto Mondesi's 458-foot homer in the seventh.

It was Plesac's second win in two starts since returning to Cleveland's rotation after being demoted for breaking team COVID-19 protocols.

Naquin drove in both his runs off Royals starter Brad Keller, who hung around until the seventh.