The Kansas City Royals are coming off another series win over a division opponent. The only AL Central foe they have yet to win a series against is the Minnesota Twins.
The Royals open a three-game road set against the Twins on Tuesday night.
Kansas City is 26-27 against the AL Central this year, losing 10 of 15 against Minnesota.
The Royals (63-77) have won five of their last six series against division rivals, dropping two of three to Minnesota to begin September.
Kansas City won two of three at first-place Chicago over the weekend, taking the series with a 2-1 win in 10 innings Sunday.
Jeremy Guthrie went eight scoreless innings and Mike Moustakas and Jeff Francoeur hit consecutive RBI singles with two outs in the 10th.
"The defense really set the tone for the game,'' Guthrie said. ''We could have been down two or three runs right away, but we made not even routine, but excellent plays to get out of some innings and avoid some rallies.''
Salvador Perez went 2 for 5 and is ...