The Nos. 3-6 hitters in the Royals lineup produced 10 of Kansas City's 13 hits, knocking in five runs for Gil Meche, who earned his sixth win of the season on five-plus innings. Emil Brown's three-run homer off Indians lefty C.C. Sabathia in the third inning was the big blow of the night.
Cleveland rallied in the middle-to-late innings to make it a close contest against Kansas City, but five early runs off C.C. Sabathia, who could not pick up his 13th win, were too much for the Tribe to overcome. Ryan Garko, the hero in Game 1 of the series, launched a two-run homer in the sixth inning.
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