Lonnie Chisenhall clubbed his first career grand slam to back a solid start from Scott Kazmir, as the Cleveland Indians downed the Kansas City Royals, 5-3, Saturday in the second contest of a three- game series at Progressive Field.
Jason Kipnis finished 3-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored, while Kazmir (5-4) held the Royals to two runs on four hits and three walks while striking out six over 6 1/3 innings to earn the victory.
Chris Perez pitched a perfect ninth to nail down his 12th save of the season and secure Cleveland's third straight victory.
Jeremy Guthrie (8-7) was touched for all five runs on eight hits and three walks over seven frames to absorb the loss.
Alcides Escobar plated a pair of runs, while Miguel Tejada added an RBI and a run scored for the Royals, who have lost four straight games.