CLEVELAND -- The Royals did something they hadn't done in nearly three years, not that they're bragging about it.
On Monday and Tuesday nights against the Indians, the Royals made three errors in each game to mark their first back-to-back three-error games since June 17-18, 2009, against Arizona.
Oddly, the Indians' Luke Carlin reached base on all three errors in Tuesday night's 8-2 Royals victory -- a booted grounder by second baseman Johnny Giavotella, a wild throw by third baseman Mike Moustakas and a missed catch by first baseman Eric Hosmer.
Carlin was the first Major Leaguer to reach base safely three times via error in a game since Sept. 2, 2009, when the Braves' Brian McCann did it against the Marlins.
The errors in Monday night's 8-5 loss to the Tribe involved a missed tag (or so ruled by the umpire) by Moustakas, a wild pickoff throw by pitcher Jose Mijares and a booted double-play grounder by second baseman Irving Falu.
Going into Wednesday's game, the Royals ranked 10th in American League fielding and had the fifth-most errors with 33. Baltimore had the most errors at 47.