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Cleveland Indians' Michael Bourn, left, gets back to first base before the tag of Kansas City Royals second baseman Emilio Bonifacio (64) during the fifth inning of Monday's game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. The Royals went on to win the first of a three-game series, 7-1.

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Royals top Indians 7-1 to open critical 3-game set

KANSAS CITY (AP) — James Shields kept the Indians off balance for six innings, Salvador Perez led a scrappy Kansas City offense and the Royals pounded Cleveland 7-1 on Monday night to open a three-game set with significant playoff implications.


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