MIAMI (AP) -- Brett Tomko pitched six innings Friday night for
his first victory in nearly six weeks, and two unearned runs helped
the Kansas City Royals extend their winning streak to five games by
beating the slumping Florida Marlins 7-6.
Closer Joakim Soria allowed a run for the first time this season
when he gave up a two-run homer to Jeremy Hermida on an 0-2 pitch
with one out in the ninth. Soria then struck out Hanley Ramirez and
Jorge Cantu for his 11th save.
The Royals' win streak is their longest since last June. NL
East-leading Florida has lost four in a row for the first time this
Tomko (2-4) allowed five hits and two runs to win for the first
time since April 6. He had lost his past four decisions.
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