Indians beat Royals 8-6 after plate umpire decision

KANSAS CITY, Missouri, USA (AP) – Puerto Rican Eddie Rosario kept the bat on his shoulder. Venezuelan Salvador Pérez kept his glove immobile to mark the launch.

They were both attentive to Dan Belllino’s decision.

There was a tense moment until the plate umpire finally called the play that could have resulted in a third strike for Rosario. However, the Puerto Rican had another chance, hitting the next pitch and sending the ball into the outfield stands. With his three-run homer, Rosario broke the tie and Cleveland defeated the Kansas City Royals 8-6 on Monday night.

“I just wanted to connect hard,” Rosario declared. “I wasn’t expecting a home run.”

But it was a home run and Josh Naylor hit a two-run homer to Royals reliever Jakob Junis (1-2) two batters after he converted into a five-stripe offense what would have been a no-run seventh inning if they had struck out. against Rosario.

Bryan Shaw (1-0) conceded a run to relief from Indians starter Aaron Civale and James Karinchak allowed a two-run homer to Hunter Dozier in the seventh, before the rest of the pitchers clinched the sixth win for the Indians. team in eight games.

Emmanuel Clase allowed a single in the ninth for his sixth save. They still haven’t scored an earned run in 13 1/3 innings.

For the Royals, Carlos Santana 4-1, one scored. The Venezuelan Salvador Pérez 4-0. Cuban Jorge Soler 4-2, one scored, two produced.

For the Indians, Venezuelans César Hernández 3-1 and Andrés Giménez 1-0. The Dominicans Amed Rosario 5-0, two scored; José Ramírez 3-1, two runs, and Eddie Rosario 2-1, one run, three RBIs. Colombian Harold Ramírez 5-2, one scored. Puerto Rican Roberto Pérez 5-0.

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