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Michael Brantley

Kluber, Indians cruise to 12-1 rout of Royals

CLEVELAND The Indians could have benefited from spreading their production around a bit over the past week, but they nonetheless enjoyed a 12-1 rout of the Kansas City Royals Wednesday afternoon that snapped a six-game losing streak. The Indians (46-54) took an early lead and then poured it on late, hitting a season-high four home runs, as Corey Kluber cruised with a five-hitter. It was one of the more complete games the Indians have played this season, and it came after six straight home losses within the division and a lengthy team meeting on Sunday. "I think we needed it on a number of fronts," Indians manager Terry Francona said. "We needed that. That'll help...

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