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MIAMI — Luis Arraez had two hits to raise his major league-leading batting average to .401 and help the Miami Marlins beat the Kansas City Royals 6-1 on Tuesday night.

Second in the NL East, the Marlins have won five straight to improve to 34-28 — the first time they’ve been six games over .500 since August 2016. Arraez also now has 12 hits in his last four games, tying the most in a 4-game span in Marlins history. It was also done by Cody Ross in 2008 and by Preston Wilson in 2001.

After Arraez flew out to left in his first two at-bats, he hit consecutive singles to finish 2 for 4 with an RBI.

Arraez is the first player batting .400 or better 62 team games into a season since Atlanta’s Chipper Jones in 2008, who was batting .421, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

Miami broke open a scoreless game with a five-run fifth against Zack Greinke (1-6).

The former Cy Young Award winner kept Miami hitless until Sánchez’s leadoff blast. Jesus Sánchez drove the first pitch from Greinke over the wall in left for his fifth homer.

Arraez’s one-out single with the bases loaded made it 2-0 and ended Greinke’s outing. Reliever Jackson Kowar retired Jorge Soler on a pop out to second before De La Cruz cleared the bases with a double to right.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Luis Arraez raises average to .401 with two hits in Marlins’ win