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Royal Beating

(WOI0)- CLEVELAND-- Jeff Francis pitched solid for eight  innings.   Melky Cabrera hit a grand slam as the Royals pounded the Indians 12-0  Friday night.   The game  turned testy in the fourth inning.

Billy Butler hit two homers and Alex Gordon also went deep for Kansas City.  The Royals have won seven of 10.  Butler hit a two-run shot in the first and a solo drive in the eighth.  Butler came to the plate right after Cabrera's grand slam in the fourth, and when Carlos Carrasco threw one at his head on the first pitch.  Carrasco was ejected. 

The Indians are 52 and 51 on the season heading into Saturday's game against Kansas City

 

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