Sep 08, 2020 11:12 AM

Royals suffer seventh straight loss

Posted Sep 08, 2020 11:12 AM

CLEVELAND (AP) — 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.