CLEVELAND -- Jose Lopez drove in three runs, Jason Kipnis collected three hits with two RBI and the Cleveland Indians beat the Kansas City Royals, 8-5, in the opener of a three-game set at Progressive Field.
Josh Tomlin (2-2) picked up the win in his return from the 15-day disabled list, allowing four runs on as many hits over five innings. Tomlin had been sidelined with right wrist soreness and Monday's outing was his first since May 7.
The Indians avoided a season-high fourth straight loss by notching their fourth consecutive win at home.
Eric Hosmer and Brayan Pena both homered for Kansas City, which has dropped four of its last six games.
Nathan Adcock (0-3) absorbed the loss after being tagged for five runs -- four earned -- on six hits and two walks in 2 1/3 innings.
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