Ubaldo Jimenez struck out 10 in seven innings and Asdrubal Cabrera, Yan Gomes, and Carlos Santana each hit solo homers, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 4-3 win over the visiting Royals on Monday night in a matchup between teams in the thick of the AL wild-card chase.
The Indians, who won despite having only five hits, stayed even with Baltimore, 1½ games back of Tampa Bay for the second wild-card spot. The Royals dropped to four games behind the Rays. The Indians have won six of eight. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.