Indians Take Game One of Doubleheader

Kansas City loses sixth-straight game
By Jamie Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 25, 2008 1:14 AM CDT
Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Fausto Carmona throws to a Kansas City Royals batter in the first inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader last night.   (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)
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(Newser) – 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.