Royals 7, Athletics 3
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Nori Aoki and Billy Butler each drove in two runs in a five-run seventh and the surging Royals rallied. Kansas City has won 18 of 22 to move 12 games above .500 for the first time since July 20, 2003. The Royals took the season series, winning five of seven against the Athletics, who have the best record in the majors.