That streak-o-meter is pointing northward again for the Royals after they completed a three-game sweep over the Minnesota Twins with a 3-1 victory on a steamy Thursday afternoon at Target Field.
That makes five victories in a row after a seven-game skid. That was part of a 2-10 slide that followed a 19-5 sprint once play resumed after the All-Star break. (And they lost five in a row remember just prior to the break.)
Royals starter Bruce Chen 6-2 bounced back from two rough outings by limiting the Twins to one run and five hits in 5 2/3 innings. He lost his shutout on Brian Dozier’s leadoff homer in the sixth.
Kelvin Herrera got the final out in the sixth and worked a perfect seventh before Will Smith struck out two in a one-two-three eighth. All-Star closer Greg Holland collected his 36th save with a scoreless ninth.
The Royals now 69-64 scored all three of their runs against Minnesota starter Sam Deduno 8-8 in an ahh interesting second inning that began with Billy Butler drawi...