KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The race for the AL Central title got another wrinkle Sunday night when Cleveland’s game at Kansas City was suspended in the 10th inning.
Lonnie Chisenhall’s two-out, two-run double gave the Indians a 4-2 lead before rain led to a delay before the bottom half of the inning. The teams never took the field again.
The game will resume on Sept. 22 in Cleveland before the start of the last scheduled series between the teams.
Kansas City (74-61) and Detroit were tied for the division lead coming into the day, with Cleveland (70-64) just 3 1/2 games back after winning three straight and six of seven. The addition of the suspended game to their September three-game set just adds to the importance of the series for the Royals and Indians.
Detroit lost 6-2 to the Chicago White Sox on Sunday, so the Royals lead the Central by a half-game heading into the opener of a three-game series against Texas on Monday night.