Kansas City scored its fifth consecutive win and a three-game sweep of the Minnesota Twins, winning 3-1 Thursday afternoon.
KC scored on RBIs by Alex Gordon, Alcides Escobar and Chris Getz as Bruce Chen returned to form on the mound. Chen had lost two straight starts after going an undefeated 2-0 since returning to the rotation.
The Royals ended the day six games back in the AL Wild Card race, and 8.5 games back in the division.
Kansas City heads north of the border to take on the Toronto Blue Jays starting Friday at 6:07 PM.