Royals blank Indians to begin final road trip

Kansas City Royals' Omar Infante is congratulated by teammates after scoring on an RBI-single hit by Alcides Escobar in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND (AP) – Danny Duffy pitched six shutout innings for his first win in more than a month as the Kansas City Royals moved closer to the top of the AL Central and kept some distance over Cleveland in the wild-card race, beating the Indians 2-0 on Monday night.

Duffy (9-11), who had thrown just one pitch in September before the start, held the Indians to six hits. The left-hander had been sidelined since Sept. 6 with a sore shoulder.

Greg Holland worked the ninth for his 44th save as the Royals, seeking their first postseason appearance since 1985, moved within one game of first-place Detroit. The Tigers lost 2-0 at home to the White Sox.

Carlos Carrasco (8-6) couldn’t keep the momentum going for the Indians, who earlier completed a 4-3 win in 10 innings in a game suspended on Aug. 31 in Kansas City.

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