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Indians Defeat Royales 10-6

Last updated on Tuesday, August 25, 2009

(KANSAS CITY, MO) - Luis Valbuena hit a go-ahead three-run home run in the top of the eighth inning as the Cleveland Indians came from behind to defeat the Kansas City Royals 10-6.

Travis Hafner put the Indians on the scoreboard with a three-run homer in the fourth inning and finished with four runs batted in.

The Royals took the lead by scoring four runs in the fifth, capped by a go-ahead sacrifice fly from Yuniesky Betancourt.

Kansas City held a 5-4 lead when Valbuena unloaded on Royals closer Joakim Soria in the eighth.

Cleveland would score three more runs in the ninth to pick up their third-straight win.

The Royals have dropped five games in a row.

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