Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 5/30/12
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It was anything but a textbook inning for Jonathan Broxton, but he got the job done again Wednesday. Broxton worked around two walks and a single that loaded the bases in the ninth inning before getting Jose Lopez to ground into a game-ending double play to seal the Kansas City Royals' 6-3 win over the Cleveland Indians. Broxton logged his 11th save in 13 opportunities and his third in the team's past four victories. Broxton has allowed just two earned runs in 14 innings since April 26. The veteran right-hander was inserted into the closer's role, a position he held with the Dodgers, when Joakim Soria needed season-ending elbow surgery in spring training. Broxton had elbow surgery Sept. 19 to remove a bone spur and other fragments, and manager Ned Yost had been hesitant to use him in more than back-to-back games. Yost, however, is ready to take off the reins and let Broxton pitch on three consecutive days in save situations if needed. "Our plan was to take him into June ...
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