Royals pitcher Chad Durbin wanted the shutout and the complete game, but settled for a win and a sterling performance as he beat Cleveland 6-1. Durbin threw 132 pitches before allowing a run with two outs in the ninth inning. Manager Tony Muser brought in Ricky Bottalico to get the final out. Durbin allowed five hits and five walks in 8 and 2/3 innings, striking out six, improving to 2-3. His ERA is still over eight, at 8.40. He got help from Carlos Beltran, who hit a pair of solo home runs, and Joe Randa who belted a two-run shot. The Royals took two out of three from Cleveland, and are two games below .500. Detroit visits Kauffman Stadium for a weekend series. Dan Reichert, who has worked out of the bullpen all year, will get the start for the Royals tonight, against Jeff Weaver.
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