Indians cap off weekend in grand fashion

Sunday’s game was one for the ages, one that you had to see to believe. Thirteen runs, 11 of which came in the first inning. Kansas City took a royal beating from the Tribe, losing 13-0. The Indians completed a four-game sweep of the Royals and extended their winning streak to six games, matching a season-high. The last time they went on a run such as this? The first week of the season, when they started 6-1. A Pronk-sized record was matched Sunday as Travis Hafner went yard with the bases loaded again. Hafner’s grand slam total for the season now equals six, which ties a Major League record for most slams in a single season. Don Mattingly set the record back in 1987.

“It’s cool to tie a Major League record,” said Hafner, a crush of reporters around his locker stall. “But, during the season, I really don’t get caught up in a whole lot of stuff like that. I just try to take a good approach in every game.”

The Indians hadn’t put up 11 in the first inning of any game since 1954. Franklin Guitierrez notched his first career homer in the game and Ryan Garko went deep for the second time. Jeremy Sowers went six innings and got the win as the Tribe continue to lay the wood to their opponents.

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