The Indians built a 5-0 lead and made it stand, just barely, beating Kansas City 5-4 on Friday night.
Cleveland got home runs from Asdrubal Cabrera and Jason Donald, who came on to replace an injured Cabrera. Asdrubal hit a two run homer in the 3rd, moments after he fouled a ball of his knee cap. He later left the game with a bruised knee.
Justin Masterson won for the 11th time this year. The Indians stay 5.5 back of Detroit who beat Chicago.