Gordon, Morales homer as Royals pound Indians

Kansas City Royals’ Kendrys Morales, right, is congratulated by Mike Moustakas after Morales hit a three-run home run off Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Bryan Shaw in the seventh inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, April 28, 2015, in Cleveland. Moustakas and Eric Hosmer scored on the play. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND (AP) – Kendry Morales’ three-run homer capped a six-run seventh inning and the Kansas City Royals beat the Cleveland Indians 11-5 on Tuesday night.

Kansas City’s big inning came after Cleveland had taken a 5-3 lead on Brandon Moss’ three-run homer in the sixth.

Alcides Escobar’s two-run double off Scott Atchison (0-1) tied the game. Escobar scored the go-ahead run from second on Mike Moustakas’ infield hit and Morales later hit his third homer of the season to dead center off Bryan Shaw.

Brandon Finnegan (1-0) picked up his first career win despite allowing Moss’ home run.

Alex Gordon homered and drove in two runs for the Royals, who had a season-high 18 hits.

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