Royals Beat Tribe 4-2, Win Series

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — When playing on the road this season, the Kansas City Royals (5-14, 5-4 away) are a winning ball club.

The Royals beat the Cleveland Indians (9-8, 2-6 home) 4-2 on Thursday afternoon and won their second series of 2012.

Royals starter Luis Mendoza (1-2, 6.00 ERA) got his first win of 2012 after five innings of work. He allowed two runs on four hits, walked two, and struck out three.

A trio of RBI singles in the fifth inning gave Kansas City a 4-1 lead.

Royals lefty reliever Tim Collins (3.00 ERA) worked two innings, gave up one hit, and struck out two.

Royals closer Jonathan Broxton (2.70 ERA) recorded his second save of 2012.

Everett Teaford (3.86 ERA) will start for the Royals on Friday against Minnesota Twins starter Carl Pavano (1-2, 4.73 ERA) for game one of three at Target Field.

Royals lefty Danny Duffy is missing a start due to elbow tightness.

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