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Chris Young (baseball, pitcher)

Hosmer's ninth-inning homer lifts Royals over Indians, 2-1

CLEVELAND The cheers at Progressive Field had just faded when Eric Hosmer's blast raced through the air. A moment after a Kansas City rally appeared to fizzle, Hosmer interrupted a dynamic performance by Cleveland pitcher Trevor Bauer. His ninth-inning solo homer broke a tie and put the Royals ahead in a 2-1 victory. Hosmer unloaded on a curveball from Bauer, who took a complete-game loss for the Indians. Hosmer's 11th homer of the season occurred immediately after Lorenzo Cain was caught trying to steal second base. It appeared Kansas City needed to manufacture a run to topple Bauer. Instead, it only took one swing from Hosmer. And so the Royals (61-38) rolled on, winners of...