CLEVELAND -- Corey Kluber moved the Cleveland Indians one step closer to the AL Central title while eliminating the reigning World Series champions from the race.Kluber allowed two runs and struck out nine in 6 1/3 innings, and the Indians defeated the Kansas City Royals 4-3 on Wednesday night.The Indians, who lead Detroit by 7 1/2 games, reduced their magic number for clinching the Central to five.Its what we work for all offseason, spring training play games early on to have this chance come September, Kluber said. We know were in a good spot, but were not looking ahead. We have a lot of work to do.Carlos Santana was 4 for 5 with an RBI single in the eighth. Jose Ramirez drove in the go-ahead run in the fifth with his third double of the game.Kluber (18-9) matched his career high in wins and is 10-1 in his last 14 starts, strengthening his case to win his second AL Cy Young Award in three years.Cody Allen allowed Salvador Perezs leadoff homer in the ninth, but recorded his 28th save in 31 opportunities. Catcher Roberto Perez threw out pinch-runner Terrance Gore trying to steal second for the first out and Allen retired the final two batters.Perez pumped his fist after throwing out Gore, who was successful on all 17 of his career regular season stolen base attempts going into the game.I was excited, said Perez, who credited Allen for making a quick delivery to the plate. You know nobody has thrown him out.That was huge, Allen said. He bailed me out. That changes the whole dynamic of the inning. That was a big-time play.Ian Kennedy (11-10) allowed three runs in 5 2/3 innings and lost for the first time since July 25.The Royals reached the World Series in each of the last two years and defeated the Mets in five games to win their first title since 1985 last season.Kansas City was favored to repeat as division champions, but dealt with injuries to key players all season.We cant do anything about it now, Salvador Perez said. Were going to continue to play hard until the end, no matter what happens.Lonnie Chisenhalls RBI single put Cleveland ahead in the second. Run-scoring singles by Kendrys Morales and Perez gave Kansas City the lead in the third when the Royals strung together four straight two-out hits.Santana doubled to start the fifth and scored the tying run on Jason Kipnis double. Ramirezs double to center broke the tie.Klubers hot stretch has come at an opportune time for Clevelands rotation, which is without Carlos Carrasco (broken right hand) and Danny Salazar (strained right forearm).Hes so consistent that hes the same guy every five days, Indians manager Terry Francona said. I mean that as the biggest compliment you can give somebody.ROAD BACK?Salazar, who hasnt pitched in a game since Sept. 9, played catch at 75 feet Tuesday. He could be used in the bullpen if the Indians make the postseason.Im feeling better -- way better, he said. It feels good just to be able to throw a little bit. Im really positive about it.TRAINERS ROOMIndians: Carrasco has been fitted with a soft cast. 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RIO DE JANEIRO -- For the first time, the U.S. will have a defending Olympic judo champion when the Rio de Janeiro Games begin -- and she will be backed up by arguably the strongest team ever produced by the Americans in the Japanese martial art, with a serious chance of taking three medals.Kayla Harrison made history when she became the first American to win a judo gold at the London Games in 2012 and even though she had intended to quit -- and become a firefighter instead -- the lure of defending her title was too great. She will be joined in Rio by two other leading medal contenders: Marti Malloy, who won a bronze in London and Travis Stevens, who finished fifth.U.S. judo has had an unprecedented run with these three athletes, said the teams head coach Jimmy Pedro, noting their numerous recent medals at major global competitions.Realistically, three medals would be the ultimate, he said, when asked to predict the teams hardware count. I would absolutely love to see two golds, but we will have to see what happens in Rio. All three of them have proven that they can beat anyone on the right day.The top-ranked Harrison is expected to meet her biggest rival, second-seeded Mayra Aguiar when the 78-kilogram womens division is fought on August 11, either in the final, or should things not go according to plan, a bronze-medal match. Even though Brazilian native Aguiar will undoubtedly have the home-crowd advantage, Pedro doesnt expect Harrison to be bothered by thousands of fans cheering on her opponent.Kayla is very poised and will thrive on the energy of the crowd, he said. 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The two-time Olympian also picked up a gold at Torontos Pan-American Games last summer and has a mental toughness that makes him a force to be reckoned with on the judo mat, according to Pedro.Rounding out the U.S. squad are first-time Olympians Angelica Delgado and Colton Brown, and Nicholas Delpopolo, who was disqualified at the London games for marijuana use.These guys are getting stronger every day and they can compete at the highest level, Pedro said.I would love to see some of these young kids get to the medal rounds, he said. I have no doubt that this team can take home three medals, and any of our athletes can do that. Anything can happen at the Olympics.---This story has been corrected to show the judo athletes name is Travis Stevens, not Travis Taylor. Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys cheap jerseys Cheap Jersyes Cheap Basketball Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys cheap jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '