MLB: Kansas City 4, Cleveland 2

April 26, 2012 at 3:23 PM

CLEVELAND, April 26 (UPI) -- Luis Mendoza and three relievers combined on a six-hitter Thursday, giving the Kansas City Royals a 4-2 win over the Cleveland Indians.

It was the second consecutive win for the Royals, who snapped a 12-game losing streak Wednesday.

Mendoza (1-2) gave up four hits while walking two and striking out three over five innings. Tim Collins and Aaron Crow each held the 4-2 Kansas City lead before Jonathan Broxton, despite allowing a single and a walk in the ninth, picked up his second save.

In addition to the six hits -- all singles -- the Royals gave up five walks and had a total of six strikeouts.

Cleveland starter Josh Tomlin (1-2) allowed four runs and eight hits in 4 2/3 innings.

Kansas City opened the scoring in the first with Yuniesky Betancourt scoring on a double play. The Indians tied the score in the third on an RBI single from Aaron Cunningham.

Jeff Francoeur, Mike Moustakas and Brayan Pena delivered consecutive run-scoring singles for the Royals in the fifth inning. Cleveland got its final run in the sixth on Travis Hafner's sacrifice fly.

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