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Royals Defeat Indians 5-2

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The Royals beat Cleveland tonight, winning consecutive games for the first time since June 29th. In case you don't remember, July kinda sucked.

  • Chris Getz and Jarrod Dyson need to be in the starting lineup full-time for the rest of the season. Both are slightly below average to average hitters, and both are providing better than average defense. That's far more than can be said for Jeff Francoeur and Yuniesky Betancourt.
  • Dyson and Lorenzo Cain both had multi-hit games, and each drove in a runner. Gordon and Butler each had an RBI and a hit as well
  • Getz, Dyson, Cain and Alcides Escobar each had a stolen base tonight. Dyson managed to steal second even though the Indians called a pitch-out.
  • Luis Mendoza pitched 7.1 effective innings, allowing two runs on four hits. Mendoza struck out three hitters and walked one.
  • Mijares struggled a bit in the eighth inning, but only allowed one inherited runner to score. Unproven closer Greg Holland somehow managed to earn the hardest three outs in baseball. Even more impressive, he didn't allow a baserunner, something Royals fans did not know was allowed since the new CBA was ratified.
  • Royals going for their first sweep tomorrow since June 25-27 against the Tampa Bay Rays.