Hosmer's homer in 9th lifts Royals to 2-1 win over Indians
CLEVELAND - Eric Hosmer's homer with two outs in the ninth inning lifted the Kansas City Royals to a 2-1 victory on Tuesday night over the Cleveland Indians, who have lost eight straight at home - their longest home losing streak in 40 years.
Hosmer hit a 3-2 pitch from Trevor Bauer (8-8) over the wall in right for his 11th homer. The shot came one pitch after Indians catcher Roberto Perez threw out Lorenzo Cain trying to steal second. When his homer cleared the wall, Hosmer pointed toward Kansas City's dugout, which was celebrating wildly.
Wade Davis (7-1) pitched a perfect eighth and Greg Holland worked the ninth - getting a nifty groundout, and a game-ending double play - for his 22nd save as the Royals won their fourth straight and 16th in 21 games. Some sports writers are already calling the play from the Royals a defensive standout of the year: