The Royals swept the Cleveland Indians in both games of this short series with a 4-1 final on Wednesday afternoon. It was an unconventional way to win, as the Royals scored all of their runs off sacrifice fly outs, tying a franchise record.
The Royals became only the second team to score four runs all on sacrifice flies since it became an official stat in 1954.
Yordano Ventura silenced Cleveland again going seven innings, allowing just six hits while striking out three and no walks to win back-to-back starts for the first time. The only run he allowed came in the sixth, when he gave up consecutive singles to start the inning and Carlos Santana hit an RBI single.
The Royals get above .500 for the first time since May 18, with a 33-32 record as they move past Cleveland for second place, now just two games behind Detroit. The Royals will take Thursday off before beginning a road trip to play the White Sox and Tigers.