Final

Series: Game 4 of 4

Kansas City won 3-1

Game 1: Thursday, April 8
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Kansas City1
Game 2: Friday, April 9
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Kansas City3
Game 3: Saturday, April 10
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in 10
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Game 4: Sunday, April 11
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Kansas City5

Indians 3

(2-5, 2-5 away)

Royals 5

(4-2, 4-2 home)

    2:10 PM ET, April 11, 2004

    Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri 

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    CLE 010000200 3 8 0
    KC 01000202 - 5 8 1

    W: S. Sullivan (2-0)

    L: J. Jimenez (0-1)

    S: C. Leskanic (2)

    Indians strand 12 runners in loss

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Ken Harvey hit a go-ahead single off Rafael Betancourt in the eighth inning and Benito Santiago followed with a run-scoring double that led the Kansas City Royals over the Cleveland Indians 5-3 Sunday.

    Jose Jimenez (0-1) hit Mike Sweeney with a pitch leading off the eighth and walked Joe Randa with one out. Betancourt relieved and gave up hits to his only two batters.

    Scott Sullivan (2-0) pitched one scoreless inning, and Curtis Leskanic walked two in the ninth before finishing for his second save.

    Cleveland, which stranded 12 runners, had tied it 3-all in the seventh with the help of a throwing error by pitcher Jason Grimsley that left Ronnie Belliard sprawled on the field.

    Grimsley picked up Belliard's slow roller in front of the mound and threw off balance toward first. The ball went behind Belliard's back as he crashed into the shoulder of Sweeney, who was reaching for the ball. Belliard lay motionless for several minutes but got back up and stayed in the game.

    Coco Crisp scored on the error. His double off Sweeney had driven in Travis Hafner with the first run of the inning, scored on the error.

    Dennys Reyes, the fifth left-hander to start a game for the Royals this year, allowed one run, four hits and three walks in five innings. Reyes, who came to camp as a non-roster invitee, made his first start since Sept. 14, 2002.

    Cleveland starter Jason Davis got his second straight no-decision, allowing three runs, six hits and four walks in six innings.

    Tim Laker's RBI single put Cleveland ahead of the first, but Santiago grounded into a run-scoring double play in the second.

    Kansas City made it 3-1 in the sixth on Sweeney's RBI single and Juan Gonzalez's sacrifice fly.

    Game notes


    The Indians have scored first in all but one of their seven games. ... Royals' starters are 0-2 with four no-decisions, the first time since 1992 no starter has won in the first six games. ... The Indians play their home opener Monday against Minnesota. ... The Indians have 10 or more hits already in four games. Last year, they had 59 games with double-digit hits.

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