Royals limp into break, get swept at Cleveland

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Asbrubal Cabrera’s two run double brought Cleveland from behind as the Indians beat the Kansas City Royals 6-4 to finish a three game sweep at Progressive Field Sunday, the final game for both teams before the All- Star break.  The Royals held a 4-3 lead going to the bottom of the sixth when Lonnie Chisenhall walked to lead off the inning, followed by Drew Stubbs’ single to center.  Michael Bourne sacrificed to move the runners to second and third when Cabrera unloaded his double to right center for the lead.  Jason Kipnis brought in Cabrera with a single to center to finish the rally.  The Indians had a pair of early leads but the Royals got two runs in both the second and fourth innings.  Alcides Escobar drove in two Royals runs while Kipnis had two for Cleveland.  Rich Hill got the win in relief for the Indians while ice cold Tim Collins took the loss.  The Royals finished with a five game losing streak going into the All Star break.  Alex Gordon and Salvador Perez will represent the Royals at Tuesday night’s game at Citi Field in New York.  The next Royals game comes Friday night at Kauffman Stadium against Detroit.