KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Trevor Bauer was already in a foul mood when he learned he would start the Cleveland Indians first game of the AL Division Series on Thursday against the Boston Red Sox.After giving up two runs and three hits in the sixth inning of the Indians 6-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday, Bauer was told by manager Terry Francona in the dugout he would start the postseason opener.I told him why I was taking him out -- because he was going to start Game 1, Francona said. But he was kind of in the middle of beating up the dugout. So much for that feel-good moment.Bauer threw 96 pitches, tuning up for the postseason by striking out nine over six innings of three-run ball.I have a lot of confidence in my teammates and hopefully they have confidence in me, Bauer said. It should be fun. Like I said before, they tell me when to pitch and I go out there and pitch. Game 1, Game 2, Game 3, or whatever, theyre all important.Cy Young Award candidate Corey Kluber will pitch Game 2 on Friday after throwing a bullpen session Sunday. Kluber has not pitched since leaving a start Monday with a quadriceps injury.Hell throw an extended side on Tuesday, which will line him up for Friday, Francona said. Klub really wanted to pitch Thursday. Weve been talking about it for three or four days, but I just kind of overruled him.In fact, I know its the right thing for everybody. I dont think its fair for Kluber to have him sit for 10 days and have him pitch two games in four days (possibly in the postseason). He certainly wanted to. I kind of -- again not just me -- but talking to everybody -- I just took it out of his hands. Now he can prepare for Game 2. He can do that without the anxiety and worry or rushing.Francisco Lindor hit a two-out two-run double during an eighth-inning rally, helping the Indians beat Kansas City.All three Indians runs in the eighth were unearned after second baseman Whit Merrifields error on pinch-hitter Abraham Almontes grounder, which allowed Rajai Davis to score with one out.Royals rookie left-hander Matt Strahm (2-2) issued Davis a leadoff walk and Davis stole second, his AL-leading 43rd steal.Walks killed us, Royals manager Ned Yost said. Four runs scored off of walks. That got us a little bit.Kevin McCarthy replaced Strahm and walked the bases loaded before Lindors double over third base.Mike Clevinger (3-3) won for the AL Central champs by retiring the only two batters he faced. Cody Allen worked the ninth for his 31st save in 34 opportunities.Tyler Naquin singled home Coco Crisp in the second for the Indians first run. Lonnie Chisenhall tripled in the third and scored on Edinson Volquezs wild pitch. Chisenhalls sacrifice fly in the fifth scored Lindor, putting the Indians up 3-1.Bauer yielded two runs in the sixth on successive doubles by Kendrys Morales and Paulo Orlando to lead off and Alcides Escobars RBI single. Merrifields two-out single in the third scored Drew Butera for the first run off Bauer.Volquez finished the season winless in his final seven starts. He was charged with three runs, five hits, four walks and a hit batter over five innings. It could have been Volquezs final Royals start as he is eligible for free agency after the season.I hope not, Volquez said. You have to wait until the World Series and see what happens.UNSUAL BACK-TO-BACKCarlos Santana doubled and tripled in back-to-back games. The last Indian to accomplish that was Ordell Hale on July 19 and 21, 1936. Santana has tripled in consecutive games for the first time since Sept. 15-16, 2012 against Detroit.TRAINERS ROOMIndians: RHP Danny Salazar could throw a simulated game Monday. He has been idle since Sept. 9 with a forearm strain.Royals: All-Star C Salvador Perez was not in the lineup for the third straight game because of a sore knee and hamstring strain. ... RHP Dillon Gee, who was treated for two blood clots after pitching Sept. 25, tweeted, Got the blood clot out of my vein. Another step done, on to the next one!!UP NEXTIndians: RHP Josh Tomlin will start the season finale on six days of rest.Royals: RHP Ian Kennedy has failed to complete six innings in four of his past seven starts. Aleix Vidal Jersey . Woodson said during a radio interview Thursday that the Knicks Carmelo Anthony doesnt get the same calls as other superstars. Jasper Cillessen Jersey .25 million option on reliever Jose Veras. http://www.fcbarcelonapro.com/Kids-Jordi-Alba-Jersey/ . Still, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke thought taking him out before the fifth inning was an unusual move. "Im looking up at the board and hes got two hits given up and one run, and Im taking him out after the fourth inning," Roenicke said. Sergio Busquets Jersey . Their experience showed Tuesday as the No. 10 Badgers blunted a Saint Louis surge to win 63-57 and advance to face West Virginia in Wednesdays finals of the Cancun Challenge. Marc-Andre Ter Stegen Jersey . That gave fans outside Joe Louis Arena another chance to ask for autographs from the 19-year-old whose stardom in the NHL has arrived earlier than most expected.SAN DIEGO -- Seeing Malcom Floyd crumpled on the ground with a knee injury, Philip Rivers wondered if hed just thrown his final pass to the 10-year veteran. "I thought the same thing, too," Floyd said Tuesday, less than 24 hours after straining his right knee when he collided with cornerback Shareece Wright during practice. "I came down pretty funny. I was pretty contorted. That stuff goes through your head when you go through something like that. But Im here walking and its something were going to take day by day." Floyd and the Chargers got good news when an MRI exam Monday evening revealed a strained knee, not a more serious injury like the one that will sideline fellow starting wide receiver Danario Alexander for the year. "It was scary, how I came down it," Floyd said. "But, you know, MRIs dont lie." The Chargers dont know when Floyd will return to the field following Mondays injury. It could be two to four weeks, or longer. The Chargers open the regular season at home against Houston on Sept. 9. Floyd said the knee is sore, but added: "Im walking on it, in Crocs." He was wearing a white pair of the plastic shoes. "I was excited. Im not going to lie," coach Mike McCoy said about his reaction to hearing that it was a strain. The last thing the Chargers needed was to have Floyd out for the year, like Alexander. Alexander, who has a history of knee injuries, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee a week ago. Although Floyd was moving slowly, "Hes doing great today," McCoy said. "It was a great relief last night to get the news that we received. When guys go down you always fear the worst and then we got the news that we did. It is what it is and hell be back out here as soon as he can.dddddddddddd He had a smile on his face this morning because it wasnt anything serious." Floyd and Wright collided during a one-on-one drill. Wright also collided with Alexander when he got hurt. "Its been tough. Just looking at the film, I felt better than how it looked," Floyd said. "It could have been worse and Im in a better position now than I was laid out on the field." Floyd said he texted Alexander "to say that I could be in his position. He just wished me the best of luck going forward." He said he hadnt spoken with Wright. "Its just part of the game. Its a physical sport and my past couple injuries happened because of the physical nature of the sport. Fortunately, I kind of dodged a bullet with this one." Hes been slowed by hamstring, hip and ankle injuries, and has played a full season just once, in 2009. Rivers was relieved. "The thought crossed my mind after the play, because it looked so bad, I wondered if it was the last pass I ever threw him," the quarterback said. "Because you never know. It was almost like getting a new player." Also Tuesday, rookie receiver Keenan Allen left practice early to receive treatment on his left knee, which he injured last season while at Cal. "He has the wear and tear of camp," McCoy said. "He had a little ding when we brought him in from college and it got to the point today where we thought he should go in and get some treatment. We rested a lot of guys today, because theyve been doing a lot of running. It was just a good day to give him a little extra treatment." The Chargers play at Chicago on Thursday night. 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