The KC Royals beat Cleveland, 4-2.
Down 2-1 heading into the bottom of the third against reigning CY Young award winner Corey Kluber, the Royals strung together three straight RBI doubles to regain the lead. In that inning, the Royals collected five of their nine total hits.
After that, the Royals collected just two more hits (one was erased on a double play to end the 8th inning).
Jason Vargas made his second start since returning from the DL and was solid. He allowed two runs on eight hits over six innings. He struck out three. Two of the three hits he allowed were doubles.
Ryan Madson worked out of a jam in the sixth, as he allowed two singles. Kelvin Herrera pitched a scoreless eighth and Greg Holland earned his eighth save with a perfect ninth.
Salvador Perez got the night off as a precaution after taking a foul ball off his mask. He was dizzy and had a headache last night, but passed his concussion test. Drew Butera got the start behind the plate (0-for-3, two strikeouts).
Kluber took the complete game loss (8IP, 9H, 4R, BB, 9K).