Grady Sizemore had four hits and two RBIs and Fausto Carmona survived five shaky innings to lead Cleveland past Kansas City 9-6 in the first game of a doubleheader last night. The Royals have lost six straight. Sizemore was 4-for-5 with three singles and a solo home run, while Casey Blake and Jason Michaels both had two RBIs amid Cleveland's 15-hit attack.
Blake followed his 4-for-4, six-RBI game on Tuesday night by reaching base three times in four at-bats, with two RBI singles.Carmona (3-1) gave up nine hits and four runs to improve to 4-0 lifetime against Kansas City. Brett Tomko (1-3) went four innings for the Royals and allowed 11 hits and seven runs - six of them earned.