Luis Mendoza pitched into the sixth inning, and Kansas City’s bullpen made a lead stand up, helping the Royals beat the Indians 4-2 today at Progressive Field.
Jeff Francoeur had a go-ahead single in a three-run fifth for Kansas City, which snapped a 12-game losing streak with an 8-2 victory Wednesday night. The Royals won consecutive games for the second time this season.
The Indians, who were coming off a 7-2 road trip, fell to 2-6 at Progressive Field.
Josh Tomlin (1-2) allowed four runs in 4 2/3 innings.