Royal beatdown, as Indians fall again at home

Royal beatdown, as Indians fall again at home

Kendry Morales' three-run homer capped a six-run seventh inning and the

beat the

11-5 on Tuesday night.

Kansas City's big inning came after Cleveland had taken a 5-3 lead on

' three-run homer in the sixth.

's two-run double off

(0-1) tied the game. Escobar scored the go-ahead run from second on

' infield hit and Morales later hit his third homer of the season to dead center off


Brandon Finnegan (1-0) picked up his first career win despite allowing Moss' home run.

homered and drove in two runs for the Royals, who had a season-high 18 hits.

Cleveland manager Terry Francona met with his team for a pep talk following Monday's defeat, but the Indians lost for the eighth time in 11 games. Cleveland (6-13) has the worst record in the American League and the worst home mark (1-6) in the majors.

, who missed his scheduled start Saturday because of food poisoning, allowed three runs in six innings, but Cleveland's bullpen gave up eight runs over the final three innings.

Gordon's leadoff homer in the second gave Kansas City the lead.

's two-run single in the bottom of the inning put Cleveland ahead.

's single tied the game in the fourth before Gordon's single in the sixth put the Royals ahead.

Kansas City's go-ahead run in the seventh came after Escobar's double tied the game. Moustakas' high chopper was fielded by first baseman

, but pitcher Mark Rzepczynski missed the bag covering first. Escobar kept running and slid home as catcher

failed to hold on to the ball.

Finnegan, who pitched well down the stretch for the Royals last season after being called up from the minors, allowed one run in one inning.

, Jason Fraser and Yohan Pino all worked a scoreless inning.

Royals starter

allowed four runs in five-plus innings.