Indians Vs. Royals: Kansas City Takes 2nd Straight Over Cleveland

After losing 12 consecutive games, the Kansas City Royals (5-14) have now taken two straight from the Cleveland Indians (9-8) after a 4-2 win Thursday afternoon at Progressive Field.

The Royals pushed across three runs in the fifth inning to take a 4-1 lead. Jeff Francoeur, Mike Moustakas and Brayan Pana each singled home a run.

Josh Tomlin (1-2) took the loss after surrendering four runs on eight hits in four and 2/3 innings. Luis Mendoza was the winning pitcher for Kansas City, going five innings and allowing two runs. Jonathan Broxton pitched a scoreless ninth inning for his second save of the season.

Jason Kipnis had two hits and walk for the Indians, while Michael Brantley and Asdrubal Cabrera each had a hit of their own.

For more on the Cleveland Indians, check out Let's Go Tribe. You can also head over to SB Nation's main MLB hub at Baseball Nation.

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