Ramírez Homers Twice, Bieber Fans 12, Indians Beat Royals

CLEVELAND (AP) — José Ramírez’s second two-run homer of the game snapped a tie in the eighth inning and sent the Cleveland Indians to a 4-2 win over the Kansas City Royals after Cy Young winner Shane Bieber struck out 12. Ramírez’s one-out shot off Greg Holland gave the Indians their first home win in 2021 after they were shut out Monday. Earlier, Ramirez connected for a two-run homer in the sixth. Bieber allowed just three hits in 6 1/3 innings. He’s struck out at least 8 in 14 straight starts. Salvador Perez homered for the Royals.

Cleveland Indians’ Franmil Reyes, right, congratulates Cleveland Indians’ Jose Ramirez after Ramirez hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Wednesday, April 7, 2021, in Cleveland. The Indians won 4-2. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)