• Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Danny Duffy delivers to a Minnesota Twins batter during the first inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

    Duffy wins 10th straight as Royals beat Twins 2-1 for sweep

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Danny Duffy won his 10th straight decision, Eric Hosmer doubled in the go-ahead run and the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 2-1 Sunday for their eighth consecutive win.

  • Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff fumbles the ball during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, in Los Angeles. Chiefs nose tackle Dontari Poe recovered the ball. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)

    Rams slip past Chiefs 21-20, 1st Ld-Writethru

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The best way to ease No. 1 overall draft pick Jared Goff into the NFL will be a powerful rushing offense, coach Jeff Fisher has said time and again, and it proved to be true Saturday night.

  • The Kansas City Royals' Rally Mantis Jr,.clings to the lid of its enclosure before a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, in Kansas City, Mo. (John Sleezer/The Kansas City Star via AP)  IT

    Royals’ secret behind their surge? It’s a Rally Mantis

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals didn’t have a postseason prayer. Until, that is, a praying mantis showed up in their dugout.

  • Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Jose Berrios delivers to a Kansas City Royals batter during the first inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

    Twins’ bullpen depleted in extra-inning loss to Royals

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Minnesota manager Paul Molitor is hoping left-hander Hector Santiago, his Saturday starter, will be able to pitch deep into the game.

  • Kansas City Royals' Lorenzo Cain, left, gestures to teammates after his single during the first inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. Minnesota Twins first baseman Joe Mauer (7) covered the base on the play. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

    Hosmer’s single in 11th lifts Royals past Twins, 5-4

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Eric Hosmer’s single in the 11th inning drove in Cheslor Cuthbert with the winning run to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 5-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night.