AAA  Sep. 1, 2014 1:07 AM ET
Indians-Royals game suspended in 10th inning
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Members of the grounds crew pull the tarp on the field during a rain delay in the 10th inning of a baseball game between the Kansas City Royals and the Cleveland Indians Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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(AP) — The race for the AL Central title got another wrinkle Sunday night when Cleveland's game at Kansas City was suspended in the 10th inning.

Lonnie Chisenhall's two-out, two-run double gave the Indians a 4-2 lead before rain led to a delay before the bottom half of the inning. The teams never took the field again.

The game will resume on Sept. 22 in Cleveland before the start of the last scheduled series between the teams.

Kansas City (74-61) and Detroit were tied for the division lead coming into the day, with Cleveland (70-64) just 3 1/2 games back after winning three straight and six of seven. The addition of the suspended game to their September three-game set just adds to the importance of the series for the Royals and Indians.

Detroit lost 6-2 to the Chicago White Sox on Sunday, so the Royals lead the Central by a half-game heading into the opener of a three-game series against Texas on Monday night.

Kansas City had lost three straight and five of seven heading into the series finale against the Indians. But the Royals jumped in front on Alex Gordon's sacrifice fly in the first inning.

Gordon also went deep in the ninth, tying it at 2 with a leadoff drive against Cody Allen.

The Indians got an RBI double from Michael Brantley in the third, and Mike Aviles hit a sacrifice fly in the fourth. Yan Gomes had four hits at the time of the suspension.

Danny Duffy allowed two runs, one earned, and five hits in 6 2-3 innings for Kansas City. He struck out six and walked three.

Cleveland left-hander T.J. House threw seven innings of one-run ball. He struck out five and walked none.

Associated Press
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