Royals power past Indians with 3 HRs

Kansas City Royals'  Eric Hosmer (35) is congratulated by Omar Infante (14)after hitting a two-run home run in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Tuesday, June 10, 2013.  (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)
Kansas City Royals' Eric Hosmer (35) is congratulated by Omar Infante (14)after hitting a two-run home run in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Tuesday, June 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Jason Vargas cooled down hot-hitting Cleveland, Eric Hosmer hit a two-run homer and the Kansas City Royals held on for a 9-5 victory over the Indians on Tuesday night.

Hosmer also drove in a run during a four-run fourth inning. Alex Gordon homered in the eighth and Mike Moustakas hit a two-run shot later that inning as the Royals (32-32) moved back to .500 by matching their second-best run total of the season.

Vargas (6-2) gave up six hits and hit three batters with pitches, but didn’t allow a run until Jason Kipnis drove in a pair with a two-out double in the eighth. Tim Collins entered and gave up another run before Aaron Crow yielded two more in the ninth.

Corey Kluber (6-4), who dominated the Royals earlier this season, allowed six runs – three earned – and six hits over five innings. He struck out five and walked two.

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