Six-run 7th dooms Royals, Indians sweep on the 4th

Cleveland Indians v Kansas City Royals
Posted at 10:01 PM, Jul 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-04 23:01:05-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Francisco Lindor drove in three runs, Jose Ramirez homered twice and the Cleveland Indians rallied to beat the bumbling Kansas City Royals 8-4 on Thursday to complete a three-game sweep.

Tyler Naquin and Jason Kipnis also drove in runs for the suddenly streaking Indians, who beat the Royals -- losers of four straight and seven of eight -- for the fifth time in six meetings.

Adam Cimber (4-2) tossed 2 1/3 scoreless innings in relief as the Indians' bullpen bailed out Zach Plesac. Their ineffective starter allowed three runs and three hits in just 2 2/3 innings.

Kansas City only managed three more hits in a game delayed 2 1/2 hours at the start by rain.