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Indians pull ahead of Royals in final innings to secure 5-3 win

Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis, top, is taken out by Kansas City Royals’ Jarrod Dyson at second base during a baseball game on Wednesday night in Cleveland.

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CLEVELAND — Jason Kipnis drove in Nick Swisher with a two-out double in the seventh inning, sending the Cleveland Indians to a 5-3 win over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night.
Kipnis ripped his double off Kelvin Herrera (0-1) into the gap in right-center, deep enough to easily score Swisher, who reached on a two-out single. The Indians tacked on an insurance run in the eighth on pinch-hitter Lonnie Chisenhall’s bloop RBI single.
Bryan Shaw (1-0) finished the seventh and got one out in the eighth. Cody Allen retired two, and John Axford worked the ninth for his AL-leading ...


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