Gomes' grand slam helps Indians rally past Royals, 6-4

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Former Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver said the key to winning is ''pitching, fundamentals and three-run homers.''

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona can go one better: grand slams.

Yan Gomes hit a grand slam in the sixth inning and the Indians rallied to beat the Kansas City Royals 6-4 on Tuesday night.

The Indians lead the American League with eight grand slams and it was their second in two nights. Francisco Lindor hit one Monday.

''I'm glad,'' Francona said. ''I hope we have a ton more opportunities. I'm really happy about that. That's really good for us.''

Edwin Encarnacion led off the sixth with a walk and Brandon Guyer was hit by Danny Duffy's pitch. Yonder Alonso's infield single loaded the bases before Gomes drove Duffy's 1-0 changeup into the left-field bullpen.

''I hope it's not contagious, because that means people are going up there looking to hit a grand slam,'' Gomes said. ''You really just want to get up there and try to keep the line moving. I hope if we get more bases-loaded (situations), we're just able to drive more guys in, whether that's a sac fly or a base hit or a grand slam.''

Gomes is 10 for 26 (.385) with three home runs and eight RBIs off Duffy.

Shane Bieber (4-0) allowed all the Kansas City runs in the first two innings, and remains undefeated in his first five big league starts.

''Things got a little ugly,'' Bieber said. ''They could have gotten a lot worse. I was trying to go out there and compete and move on to the next pitch.''

Chad Allen got the final four outs for his 17th save in 18 chances and his fifth of more than one inning. He stranded two runners in the ninth after a single and a walk.

Duffy (4-8) yielded six runs on eight hits, two walks and a hit batter. He is 0-3 against the Indians this season and has lost eight in a row against them dating to May 6, 2015.

''It was belt high and right out over the plate for him to tattoo and that's what he did,'' Duffy said of the grand slam. ''I hate that old song and dance these things happen, bull, but these things do happen. And it's happened to us a lot lately. It's really frustrating. I gave up six runs today, which means I didn't pitch very well.''

It took Duffy 25 pitches to record an out with Lindor, Michael Brantley and Jose Ramirez opening the game with singles. Ramirez's single deflected off Duffy's glove to score Lindor. Alfonso's fly to center scored Brantley with the second run.

''The first inning was a grind for Danny, 36 pitches, but he really did a pretty good job of limiting the damage there with only two runs and kind of got on a roll,'' Royals manager Ned Yost said.

Lucas Duda homered with Rosell Herrera, who had three hits, on board to tie it in the bottom of the first.

The Royals forged ahead 4-2 in the second. Whit Merrifield singled home Adalberto Mondesi and scored on Herrera's two-out double.

The Royals lost for the 24th time in 29 games. They did manage 12 hits, ending a club record of 24 straight games without getting double-figure hits.

ROSTER MOVES

Indians: Recalled OF Greg Allen from Triple-A Columbus, where he was hitting .487 in a nine-game hitting streak at the time of the promotion. He hit .204 in 34 games earlier this season with Cleveland. ''It definitely helps to have gone through it before,'' Allen said. ''That just comes with experience.''

DRAFT SIGNINGS

Indians: They signed their first two draft picks, Canadian high school C Noah Naylor and Cumming, Georgia high school RHP Ethan Hankins. Naylor, the 29th overall pick, signed for $2,578,138, while Hankins, the 35th overall pick, signed for $2,246,022.

Royals: RHP Brady Singer, the 18th overall pick, signed for $4.25 million. He was the college player of the year, going 12-3 with a 2.55 ERA as a Florida junior.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Indians: OF Lonnie Chisenhall (strained left calf) was placed on the disabled list. This is the second straight year he has been set back by calf injuries. He missed 50 games earlier this season with a left calf injury. He was out most of the second half of last year with a right calf injury.

Guyer left in the ninth after fouling a pitch off his left knee. Francona said the X-rays were negative.

Royals: RHP Ian Kennedy (strained left oblique) was placed on the disabled list retroactive to June 30th. . 3B Mike Moustakas (lower back spasms) was a late scratch. Yost said his back tightened up after he lifted one of his children.

UP NEXT

Indians: RHP Trevor Bauer is 0-1 with a 3.55 ERA in two starts this season against the Royals.

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CLE47-37
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KC25-60
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  • W: S. Bieber (4-0)L: D. Duffy (4-8)S: C. Allen (17)
  • HR: CLE - Y. Gomes (10), KC - L. Duda (6)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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F. Lindor SS41200110.300.376.580.9563.5
M. Brantley LF51100002.305.351.487.8372.0
J. Ramirez 3B50110003.297.399.6061.0052.0
E. Encarnacion DH41000112.226.305.470.7761.5
B. Guyer RF21100100.162.265.303.5694.0
a- T. Naquin PH-RF10000010.280.312.373.685-0.5
Y. Alonso 1B31310100.261.331.448.7796.0
Y. Gomes C51141016.252.317.459.7758.5
E. Gonzalez 2B40100011.291.333.443.7760.5
R. Davis CF30100000.259.318.311.6291.0
  • a-struck out for Guyer in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
W. Merrifield 2B41110101.288.360.408.7684.0
R. Herrera CF51310022.250.257.361.6184.0
S. Perez C40000015.209.252.379.6310.5
L. Duda DH41221001.252.314.415.7299.0
J. Bonifacio RF30100102.313.389.375.7643.0
A. Gordon LF40100002.246.325.338.6621.0
H. Dozier 1B40100013.222.282.354.6360.5
A. Escobar 3B40100000.192.243.269.5121.0
A. Mondesi SS41200011.214.233.357.5904.5
    BATTING
    • HR - Y. Gomes (10)
    • SF - Y. Alonso (2)
    • SH - R. Davis (3)
    • RBI - J. Ramirez (56), Y. Alonso (47), Y. Gomes 4 (28)
    BATTING
    • 2B - R. Herrera (4), L. Duda (8), J. Bonifacio
    • HR - L. Duda (6)
    • RBI - W. Merrifield (26), R. Herrera (7), L. Duda 2 (24)
    • 2-Out RBI - W. Merrifield (12), R. Herrera (3), L. Duda 2 (11)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - A. Mondesi (4)
    • CS - R. Herrera (3)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - R. Davis (3)
    • DP - (Alonso)
    • E - E. Gonzalez (5)
    FIELDING
    • E - K. McCarthy (2)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    S. Bieber (W, 4-0)6.09441212.971.3812.0
    N. Ramirez (H, 8)1.00000202.040.914.0
    O. Perez (H, 5)0.21000000.840.66-1.0
    C. Allen (S, 17)1.12001103.481.107.5
    PITCHERSIP
    S. Bieber (W, 4-0)6.0
    N. Ramirez (H, 8)1.0
    O. Perez (H, 5)0.2
    C. Allen (S, 17)1.1
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Duffy (L, 4-8)6.08662315.191.50-1.5
    K. McCarthy1.01001103.221.161.5
    B. Maurer1.01001009.642.361.0
    W. Peralta1.01000101.591.412.5
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Duffy (L, 4-8)6.0
    K. McCarthy1.0
    B. Maurer1.0
    W. Peralta1.0
    PITCHING
    • HBP - N. Ramirez
    • Pitches-Strikes - S. Bieber 95-65, N. Ramirez 24-14, O. Perez 18-11, C. Allen 18-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Bieber 4-10
    • Batters Faced - S. Bieber 26, N. Ramirez 4, O. Perez 3, C. Allen 6
    PITCHING
    • WP - D. Duffy (8)
    • IBB - K. McCarthy (2), B. Maurer
    • HBP - D. Duffy (3)
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Duffy 104-61, K. McCarthy 12-9, B. Maurer 8-6, W. Peralta 16-10
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Duffy 8-7, K. McCarthy 1-1, B. Maurer 3-0, W. Peralta 1-1
    • Batters Faced - D. Duffy 29, K. McCarthy 5, B. Maurer 5, W. Peralta 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    CLE47-37
    2000040006111
    KC25-60
    2200000004121
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    F. Lindor SS41200110.300.376.580.9563.5
    M. Brantley LF51100002.305.351.487.8372.0
    J. Ramirez 3B50110003.297.399.6061.0052.0
    E. Encarnacion DH41000112.226.305.470.7761.5
    B. Guyer RF21100100.162.265.303.5694.0
    a- T. Naquin PH-RF10000010.280.312.373.685-0.5
    Y. Alonso 1B31310100.261.331.448.7796.0
    Y. Gomes C51141016.252.317.459.7758.5
    E. Gonzalez 2B40100011.291.333.443.7760.5
    R. Davis CF30100000.259.318.311.6291.0
    Total36611614514-----
    • a-struck out for Guyer in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    W. Merrifield 2B41110101.288.360.408.7684.0
    R. Herrera CF51310022.250.257.361.6184.0
    S. Perez C40000015.209.252.379.6310.5
    L. Duda DH41221001.252.314.415.7299.0
    J. Bonifacio RF30100102.313.389.375.7643.0
    A. Gordon LF40100002.246.325.338.6621.0
    H. Dozier 1B40100013.222.282.354.6360.5
    A. Escobar 3B40100000.192.243.269.5121.0
    A. Mondesi SS41200011.214.233.357.5904.5
    Total36412412517-----
      BATTING
      • HR - Y. Gomes (10)
      • SF - Y. Alonso (2)
      • SH - R. Davis (3)
      • RBI - J. Ramirez (56), Y. Alonso (47), Y. Gomes 4 (28)
      BATTING
      • 2B - R. Herrera (4), L. Duda (8), J. Bonifacio
      • HR - L. Duda (6)
      • RBI - W. Merrifield (26), R. Herrera (7), L. Duda 2 (24)
      • 2-Out RBI - W. Merrifield (12), R. Herrera (3), L. Duda 2 (11)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - A. Mondesi (4)
      • CS - R. Herrera (3)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - R. Davis (3)
      • DP - (Alonso)
      • E - E. Gonzalez (5)
      FIELDING
      • E - K. McCarthy (2)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      S. Bieber (W, 4-0)6.09441212.971.3812.0
      N. Ramirez (H, 8)1.00000202.040.914.0
      O. Perez (H, 5)0.21000000.840.66-1.0
      C. Allen (S, 17)1.12001103.481.107.5
      Total9.01244251---
      PITCHERSIP
      S. Bieber (W, 4-0)6.0
      N. Ramirez (H, 8)1.0
      O. Perez (H, 5)0.2
      C. Allen (S, 17)1.1
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Duffy (L, 4-8)6.08662315.191.50-1.5
      K. McCarthy1.01001103.221.161.5
      B. Maurer1.01001009.642.361.0
      W. Peralta1.01000101.591.412.5
      Total9.01166451---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Duffy (L, 4-8)6.0
      K. McCarthy1.0
      B. Maurer1.0
      W. Peralta1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - N. Ramirez
      • Pitches-Strikes - S. Bieber 95-65, N. Ramirez 24-14, O. Perez 18-11, C. Allen 18-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Bieber 4-10
      • Batters Faced - S. Bieber 26, N. Ramirez 4, O. Perez 3, C. Allen 6
      PITCHING
      • WP - D. Duffy (8)
      • IBB - K. McCarthy (2), B. Maurer
      • HBP - D. Duffy (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Duffy 104-61, K. McCarthy 12-9, B. Maurer 8-6, W. Peralta 16-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Duffy 8-7, K. McCarthy 1-1, B. Maurer 3-0, W. Peralta 1-1
      • Batters Faced - D. Duffy 29, K. McCarthy 5, B. Maurer 5, W. Peralta 4
      • 6TH INNING
        Gomes homered to left, Encarnacion, Guyer and Alonso scored64
      • 2ND INNING
        Herrera doubled to left, Merrifield scored24
        Merrifield singled to center, Mondesi scored23
      • 1ST INNING
        Duda homered to right center, Herrera scored22
        Alonso hit sacrifice fly to center, Brantley scored20
        Ramirez reached on an infield single to shortstop, Lindor scored, Brantley to second10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Wily Peralta relieved Brandon Maurer
        • E. Encarnacion: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Encarnacion lined out to right
        • B. Guyer: Ball, Ball, Foul
        • Naquin struck out swinging
        • Y. Alonso: Foul, Ball, Alonso singled to center
        • Y. Gomes: Strike looking, Ball, Gomes grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Allen Pitching:
        • A. Escobar: Escobar flied out to deep right
        • A. Mondesi: Strike looking, Ball, Mondesi reached on an infield single to second, Mondesi to second on 2nd baseman Gonzalez fielding error
        • W. Merrifield: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Merrifield walked
        • R. Herrera: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Herrera struck out swinging
        • S. Perez: Ball, Perez flied out to deep left
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Brandon Maurer relieved Kevin McCarthy
        • E. Gonzalez: Gonzalez singled to shallow left
        • R. Davis: Davis hit sacrifice bunt to catcher, Gonzalez to second
        • F. Lindor: Lindor intentionally walked
        • M. Brantley: Ball, Strike swinging, Brantley grounded out to second, Gonzalez to third, Lindor to second
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Ramirez grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • N. Ramirez Pitching:
        • S. Perez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Perez hit by pitch
        • Oliver Perez relieved Neil Ramirez
        • L. Duda: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Duda flied out to deep right
        • J. Bonifacio: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Bonifacio flied out to right
        • A. Gordon: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Gordon singled to right, Perez to second
        • Cody Allen relieved Oliver Perez
        • H. Dozier: Strike swinging, Ball, Dozier singled to center, Perez out at home
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Kevin McCarthy relieved Danny Duffy
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Foul, Ramirez flied out to center
        • E. Encarnacion: Encarnacion grounded out to shortstop
        • B. Guyer: Guyer reached on an infield single to shortstop, Guyer to second on McCarthy fielding error
        • Y. Alonso: Ball, Ball, Alonso intentionally walked
        • Y. Gomes: Strike looking, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt to second, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt to second, Strike swinging, Gomes struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
        • Neil Ramirez relieved Shane Bieber
        • A. Mondesi: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Mondesi struck out swinging
        • W. Merrifield: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Merrifield popped out to second
        • R. Herrera: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Herrera struck out looking
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • D. Duffy Pitching:
        • E. Encarnacion: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Encarnacion walked
        • B. Guyer: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Guyer hit by pitch, Encarnacion to second
        • Y. Alonso: Strike looking, Alonso reached on an infield single to shortstop, Encarnacion to third, Guyer to second
        • Y. Gomes: Ball, Gomes homered to left, Encarnacion, Guyer and Alonso scored
        • E. Gonzalez: Gonzalez grounded out to first
        • R. Davis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Davis singled to center
        • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Lindor grounded out to pitcher, Davis to second
        • M. Brantley: Brantley grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 6th (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • S. Bieber Pitching:
        • A. Gordon: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Gordon grounded out to shortstop
        • H. Dozier: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Dozier struck out swinging
        • A. Escobar: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Escobar flied out to left
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • D. Duffy Pitching:
        • R. Davis: Foul, Davis grounded out to second
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Lindor singled to center
        • M. Brantley: Strike (foul tip), Foul, Pickoff attempt, Brantley lined out to left
        • J. Ramirez: Pickoff attempt, Ramirez popped out to second
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • S. Bieber Pitching:
        • R. Herrera: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Herrera singled to left
        • S. Perez: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Perez struck out swinging
        • L. Duda: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Herrera caught stealing, catcher to shortstop, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Duda doubled to deep center
        • J. Bonifacio: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bonifacio flied out to right
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • D. Duffy Pitching:
        • B. Guyer: Ball, Guyer grounded out to shortstop
        • Y. Alonso: Ball, Alonso singled to center
        • Y. Gomes: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Alonso to second on wild pitch, Gomes grounded out to third
        • E. Gonzalez: Ball, Gonzalez grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • S. Bieber Pitching:
        • A. Escobar: Strike looking, Escobar lined out to right
        • A. Mondesi: Strike looking, Ball, Mondesi singled to right
        • W. Merrifield: Ball, Merrifield lined into double play first, Mondesi out at first
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • D. Duffy Pitching:
        • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Brantley grounded out to pitcher
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Ramirez flied out to center
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Ball, Encarnacion popped out to first
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • S. Bieber Pitching:
        • L. Duda: Strike looking, Duda flied out to left
        • J. Bonifacio: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Bonifacio doubled to left
        • A. Gordon: Strike looking, Ball, Gordon grounded out to first, Bonifacio to third
        • H. Dozier: Strike looking, Dozier grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • D. Duffy Pitching:
        • E. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
        • R. Davis: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Davis lined out to center
        • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Lindor struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • S. Bieber Pitching:
        • H. Dozier: Dozier flied out to deep right
        • A. Escobar: Ball, Ball, Escobar reached on an infield single to third
        • A. Mondesi: Mondesi reached on fielder's choice to second, Escobar out at second
        • W. Merrifield: Ball, Strike swinging, Mondesi stole second, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Merrifield singled to center, Mondesi scored
        • R. Herrera: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Herrera doubled to left, Merrifield scored
        • S. Perez: Strike looking, Perez flied out to right
        • End of the 2nd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • D. Duffy Pitching:
        • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Lindor singled to shallow center
        • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Brantley singled to right center, Lindor to third
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Ramirez reached on an infield single to shortstop, Lindor scored, Brantley to second
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Encarnacion struck out swinging
        • B. Guyer: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Guyer walked, Brantley to third, Ramirez to second
        • Y. Alonso: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Alonso hit sacrifice fly to center, Brantley scored
        • Y. Gomes: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Gomes flied out to right
        • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • S. Bieber Pitching:
        • W. Merrifield: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Merrifield lined out to center
        • R. Herrera: Strike looking, Herrera singled to center
        • S. Perez: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Perez lined out to left
        • L. Duda: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Duda homered to right center, Herrera scored
        • J. Bonifacio: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Bonifacio walked
        • A. Gordon: Ball, Ball, Gordon flied out to deep center
        • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)