KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Guess all it takes is a Cy Young winner to show up and get the Royals' offense going again.
For the third time in a week, the Royals knocked out a Cy Young winner, this time Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke, in a 5-3 win Monday night that snapped a four-game skid.
Last week the Royals roughed up Detroit's Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer.
The Royals battered Greinke for all five runs and 11 hits as the former Royal didn't make it out of the sixth inning.
And two of the players that were a big part of the Greinke trade to Milwaukee -- Lorenzo Cain and Alcides Escobar -- helped fuel the offense. Cain had two hits and an RBI, and Escobar had two hits, including a triple, scored two runs and drove in another.
Manager Ned Yost said there is no magic formula to beating great pitchers.
"I don't think it's that we're more focused," Yost said. "We're always focused. It just happens (that we beat them)."
Once again right-hander Jeremy Guthrie was on top of his game. Guth...