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McKenzie, Rosario star as Indians complete KC sweep

Updated: May. 6, 2021 at 5:21 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The Cleveland Indians are probably not thrilled to be leaving Kansas City.

Triston McKenzie and 3 relievers combined to shut out the Royals 4-0 Thursday at Kauffman Stadium, sweeping the 4-game series.

Cleveland outscored KC 24-13 combined in the four games.

The win wraps up a 6-1 road trip for the Tribe, who also took over sole possession of first place in the AL Central at 17-13 overall.

McKenzie worked 5 scoreless innings, allowing just 2 hits and fanning five. The right-hander walked 4 and threw 92 pitches.

Nick Sandlin pitched 2 innings in relief, followed by James Karinchak and Emmanuel Clase, who worked one inning each.

Amed Rosario drove in a pair of runs, including an RBI triple.

Franmil Reyes added his 8th homer of the year, a solo shot in the 8th.

Cleveland’s bullpen ERA of 2.63 is third-best in the big leagues.

The Tribe now return home to face Cincinnati in a weekend series.

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