The Royals had Cleveland starter Justin Masterson on the ropes early, but couldn’t get to the Indians solid starter as the Royals lost 6-3. Only Missourian Max Scherzer has more wins in the AL than Masterson, who struck out eight while allowing two runs and nine hits in 6.1 innings. Royals starter Luis Mendoza held the Indians without a hit until the fifth inning, a solo homer by Michael Brantley opened the Indians scoring and then Mendoza was victim of three more in the sixth. Brantley connected again in the eighth.