KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Luis Mendoza pitched into the eighth inning, Lorenzo Cain and Jarrod Dyson stroked two hits each and drove in a run and the Kansas City Royals beat the Cleveland Indians 5-2 on Wednesday night. The Royals, who have the worst record in the American League (42-61), won consecutive games for the first time since June 27-29. Mendoza (5-7) limited the Indians to two runs and four hits, only one after the fourth inning, and went 7 1-3 innings to pick up the victory. Mendoza, who was 1-3 in his four previous starts, did not throw more than 11 pitches in an inning except for the third when he threw 25. The Royals jumped to a 4-0 lead after two innings.
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