Luis Mendoza put together a solid start, as the KC Royals beat Cleveland, 5-2. The Royals have beaten the Indians for the second time in two games.
Mendoza allowed two runs (one scored after he exited the game) on four hits and one walk over 7.1 innings. After allowing a Carlos Santana homerun in the 4th inning, Mendoza retired eight in a row before walking Santana to lead off the 7th inning. He induced a double play ground ball and got out of that inning.
The Royals offense jumped on Indians starter Zach McAllister in the very first inning. With runners at first and second and one out, the Royals pulled off a double steal. Catcher Santana‘s throw was off and a run scored. Billy Butler followed with an RBI ground out.
In the 2nd inning, the Royals scored two more runs. With two outs, Chris Getz walked and stole second base. Jarrod Dyson followed with an RBI single and then he stole second base. Alex Gordon doubled him in before McAllister could get out of the inning.
*Reliever Jeremy Jeffress was recalled to take Jonathan Broxton’s roster spot.