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Indians regain sole possession first place with 5-0 win over Royals  
The Cleveland Indians defeated the Kansas City Royals Wednesday evening 5-0 from Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. It was one of the quickest game the Indians played all year.

Tyler Naquin did all the hard work for the Indians' offense Wednesday evening. He hit a two-run home run in the second inning to put the Tribe up 2-0. Then in the ninth he homered again - this time, it was a three-run bomb to make it 5-0. Naquin doubled his season home run total in Wednesday's game, starting the game with two and leaving with four.

Also Franmil Reyes became the first Indians player to have 10 hits in a three game series since Mike Hargrove did it in 1981 in a three game set against the Boston Red Sox.  The tenth hit came in the ninth inning when he singled to right field.

Triston McKenzie continued to dazzle in his rookie Major League season. He went six innings, allowing just three hits while striking out six and walking none. McKenzie now holds a 1.69 era in 16 innings Junis was hit in the right arm in the fourth inning off the bat of Indians left fielder Josh Naylor.  With the loss Junis falls to 0-1 with a 4.32 ERA.

The Indians will have the day off on Thursday.  Next up for the Indians is a three-game weekend set with the Milwaukee Brewers who are currently 16-19 on the year. Game time Friday night is 7:10 p.m. The Indians will send Carlos Carrasco to the mound, who is 2-3 with a 3.75 era on the year. Carrasco has had his fair share of struggles on the year. However; he is coming off his best outing of the year versus the St. Louis Cardinals where he went six innings, giving up two hits, walking two and striking out six.  The brew crew will send righthander Corbin Burnes to the mound.  Burnes is 1-0 with a 2.78 ERA.  
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​POSTED 09/02/2020 23:00
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