Royals 2, Indians 1
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Whit Merrifield hit his first career homer, Edinson Volquez tossed seven innings of two-hit ball and the Royals ended a five-game skid against the Indians. Alcides Esocbar also drove in a run for the Royals, who have won three in a row after an eight-game losing streak. They also won their seventh consecutive game at Kauffman Stadium. Volquez walked the bases loaded in the first inning before settling down, allowing only a double to Jason Kipnis and a single to Lonnie Chisenhall.