Royals can’t close deal in 5-0 loss to Indians

The Kansas City Royals’ Mike Moustakas hits a double off Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer during the sixth inning of a 5-0 loss Saturday at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Trevor Bauer pitched 6 1/3 innings as the Cleveland Indians beat the Kansas City Royals 5-0 on Saturday night.

 

Bauer (12-8) won his fifth straight decision — the longest winning streak of his career that started after a July 17 loss. He gave up seven hits, walked two and struck out four.

Relievers Bryan Shaw and Cody Allen did not allow a hit over the final 2 2/3 innings to complete the shutout.

Bauer joins teammates Corey Kluber and Carlos Carrasco as 12-game winners. The Indians are the only team in the majors with three 12-game winners.

Roberto Perez delivered the clutch blow, a two-out, two-strike, two-run single in the fourth inning that scored Jay Bruce and Carlos Santana.

Jose Ramirez and Jason Kipnis hit consecutive doubles in the first inning for the first Cleveland run.

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