Cleveland (WOIO) - Don't look back, somebody might be gaining on you, and that somebody is the Kansas City Royals. The Indians found that out firsthand on Monday night, stranding 11 runners, falling 2-1, and losing their grip of second place, as the Royals leapfrog over them by a half-game.
Carlos Carrasco took the mound for the Tribe, and more than held his own, retiring the first 12 Royals hitters he faced. Carrasco didn't give up a hit until the 5th inning, and went 7-and-a third innings, giving up one run.
The Tribe got on the board in the 6th, on Carlos Santana's solo home run, his 10th of the year. But the next two belonged to the Royals, with the go-ahead run coming in the 9th on Matt Albers' wild pitch.
The Indians had a chance to tie it in the 9th, as Michael Bourn made his way to third, but Greg Holland got Jason Kipnis to ground out to end it.
Copyright 2012 WOIO All rights reserved.