But Cuthbert's day didn't come without its issues, either.
Cuthbert made one throwing error and cost the Royals two runs in the third when he failed to snag Francisco Lindor's foul popup near the Indians dugout. Cuthbert was ready to catch it, then backed off and the ball fell between him and Gallagher. Moments later, Lindor hit a two-run homer.
Later in the game, on a foul popup near the visitor's batting circle, Cuthbert plowed into Gallagher, though Gallagher hung on for the catch.
"I think both of them I should try to be aggressive with," Cuthbert said, smiling. "I think the last one, [Gallagher] was making fun of how aggressive I was."
In the end, though, the Royals got a huge win against the American League Central leaders and pulled within 6 1/2 games.
"Every one of these games, it's a two-game swing," Yost said. "Best-case scenario was the sweep and you pick up three games and you're 2 1/2 out. Worst-case scenario is you get swept and you're 8 1/2 out. And the next-best scenario is to avoid the sweep. Instead of 8 1/2 back, we're 6 1/2 back."