• Kansas City Royals' Kendrys Morales, right, high-fives Ben Zobrist after hitting a two-run home run off Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Erasmo Ramirez during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

    Morales hits 2-run homer, Royals beat Rays 3-2

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Kendrys Morales hit his 15th homer, Edinson Volquez pitched into the seventh inning and the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 on Friday night.

  • Members of the Tampa Bay Rays, from left, Logan Forsythe, Evan Longoria, Daniel Nava, Brandon Guyer and Kevin Kiermaier celebrate a 5-4 win over the Minnesota Twins in a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

    Rays bullpen helps end Twins’ 6-game winning streak

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay bullpen gave the struggling Rays a much-needed lift.

  • Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera, left, and teammate Logan Forsythe look up to see the ring of the dome at Tropicana Field that Minnesota Twins' Miguel Sano, right, hit with his RBI ground-rule double during the third inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

    Tampa Bay bullpen helps end Twins’ 6-game winning streak

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Relievers Brandon Gomes, Alex Colome and Brad Boxberger combined for 4 2-3 scoreless innings and the Tampa Bay Rays ended Minnesota’s six-game winning streak, beating the Twins 5-4 on Thursday night.

  • Minnesota Twins' Eduardo Escobar follows the flight of his home run off Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Brandon Gomes during the eighth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Catching for the Rays is Rene Rivera. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

    Escobar hits 2 homers, Twins beat Rays 5-3

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Minnesota Twins took over the second AL wild-card lead using both long and small ball against one of the majors’ top pitchers.

  • Twins win 5th straight, beat Rays 11-7 behind 3 homers

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Brian Dozier, Miguel Sano and Eddie Rosario all homered as Minnesota beat the Tampa Bay Rays 11-7 Tuesday night for the Twins’ fifth straight win.