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Published: Wednesday, 5/20/2009

Indians blow lead in ninth


KANSAS CITY - Mike Jacobs and Mark Teahen hit back-to-back home runs off Indians closer Kerry Wood, and Willie Bloomquist capped the four-run ninth inning with a game-winning sacrifice fly as the Kansas City Royals beat Cleveland 6-5 last night.

David DeJesus tripled to score pinch-runner Mitch Maier to tie it at 5 after the home runs. Then Bloomquist's flyball to right scored DeJesus.

Wood (1-2) blew a three-run lead after starter Cliff Lee had pitched eight effective innings. The Indians' bullpen has nine blown saves in 16 opportunities. Wood, Cleveland's big free agent signing in the offseason, has blown two saves and has an 8.31 ERA.

The last-place Indians have lost four straight.

Grady Sizemore was dropped from the leadoff spot in the Indians' batting order for the first time since Aug. 24, 2007.

Sizemore, who was given a game off Sunday, went 0-for-4 batting second and his average dropped to .215.

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