Danny Duffy pitched four-hit ball into the sixth inning and snapped a winless streak of nearly six years in Cleveland as the Kansas City Royals beat the Indians 3-0 on Wednesday night.
Adalberto Mondesi had an RBI single in the sixth and Edward Olivares and Nicky Lopez drove in runs in the ninth, giving the Royals their second straight victory after starting September with seven losses.
Duffy (3-3) struck out four and walked four over 5-2/3 innings to win for the first time at Cleveland in eight starts since Sept. 22, 2014. The left-hander was 0-6 at Progressive Field during that span.
Jesse Hahn, Josh Staumont and Greg Holland completed a six-hitter as Cleveland left 10 on base. It was Holland’s third save in three chances.
The finale of the series is late this afternoon.
The Royals are scheduled to start Brady Singer (1-4, 5.58 ERA) and the Indians Aaron Civale (3-4, 3.72 ERA). Pregame is scheduled to begin at 4:30, with game time at 5:10. You can hear the broadcast from the Royals’ Radio Network on KMMO AM 1300.