Solarte’s slam gives Blue Jays win against Indians


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CLEVELAND — Almost three weeks, another lengthy rain delay, 15 pitchers, 24 runs, 35 hits and 11 innings later, the Blue Jays and Indians finally completed a game.

Then got ready to play another one.

Yangervis Solarte hit his first career grand slam with two outs in the 11th Thursday, sending Toronto to a 13-11 win over Cleveland in the first game of a traditional doubleheader set up because of April rainouts.

The teams were forced to play two after back-to-back postponements on April 14-15. Then they waited through a 1-hour, 53-minute rain delay before needing nearly five hours to find a winner. The second game of the doubleheader was not completed by deadline.

Royals 10, Tigers 6

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Lucas Duda had three hits and drove in four, the Royals pounded a trio of homers and Kansas City beat the Detroit Tigers 10-6 on Thursday to open their four-game series.

Nick Castellanos homered and had three hits for Detroit, while slugging DH Miguel Cabrera left with a strained hamstring in the sixth inning. The severity of the injury was not known.

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