Bullpen woes continue for KC in loss to Cleveland

For the third straight game, Kansas City held a lead over Cleveland in the middle innings. For the third straight game, the Royals flopped, allowing the Indians to take the lead on a ninth-inning home run.

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May 6, 2021 - 9:35 AM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Josh Naylor homered in the ninth inning, sending the Cleveland Indians to a 5-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night.

Naylor greeted Wade Davis (0-1) with a leadoff drive to right for his second homer. Nick Wittgren (2-1) struck out the side in the eighth for the win, and James Karinchak worked the ninth for his third save.

Cleveland trailed 4-0 after five innings. It has rallied to win in the first three games of the four-game set.

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