CLEVELAND (AP) - Shin-Soo Choo lined a single off a low-flying sea gull, driving in Mark DeRosa from second base in the 10th inning to give the Cleveland Indians a 4-3 win over the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night.
DeRosa opened the inning with a single off Kyle Farnsworth (1-4).
Victor Martinez then walked and Choo lined a 1-0 pitch over the second-base bag. Center fielder Coco Crisp came in to try and make a play, but the ball clipped the wing of 1 of the hundreds of birds that have been buzzing the ballpark the past couple of weeks. The ball bounced past Crisp and DeRosa scored easily.
Matt Herges (2-0) worked the top of the 10th, allowing one hit.