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Royals take step back in wild-card chase, fall to Indians 4-3

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Asdrubal Cabrera, top, of the Cleveland Indians tags out Jarrod Dyson of the Kansas City Royals as Dyson tries to steal second base in the fifth inning of a Major League Baseball game on Monday night in Cleveland.

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CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Indians were rewarded nicely for making it out of a harrowing ninth inning: They gained ground in the AL wild-card chase.
Chris Perez retired Alex Gordon on a fly ball with the bases loaded to end the game and preserve Cleveland's 4-3 win over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night.
The Indians, who won despite having only five hits, moved a half-game closer to idle Tampa Bay, 1½ games back for the second wild-card spot. The Royals dropped to four games behind the Rays.
Ubaldo Jimenez struck out 10 in seven innings and Asdrubal Cabrera ...


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