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K.C. takes two from Cleveland

September 14, 2008

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— The Cleveland Indians probably wish the rain had never stopped.

After a 2-hour, 14-minute delay to start the first game, Kansas City's Mark Teahen got five of the Royals' 31 total hits in a doubleheader sweep over the Indians on Saturday.

Teahen had three hits in an 8-3 win in the first game, then homered twice in an 8-4 victory in the nightcap. The outfielder had four RBIs in the sweep.

The Indians allowed all fans at game one to go to the box office and exchange their ticket stub for a ticket to the second game. They saw the Royals take two in one day from Cleveland for the first time since July 2, 1984.

"It was a tough day," Indians manager Eric Wedge said. "We didn't hit particularly well. We didn't pitch particularly well. That makes for a long day when you are playing two."

Ryan Shealy homered and had a career-high four hits while Miguel Olivo had three hits and three RBIs in the second game for Kansas City.

Robinson Tejada (2-2) gave up one run and two hits over five innings in his first start after 23 relief appearances for the Royals, who claimed him on waivers from Texas on June 24. It was the right-hander's 47th career start - first since July 22, 2007, for the Rangers against Cleveland.

"I'd have been lying if I said he'd go five," Royals manager Trey Hillman said of his pregame plans. "I thought he might go four. He did a good job."

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