Royals 7, Twins 4
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jeremy Guthrie won his career-best seventh straight decision dating to last season, and Alcides Escobar had three hits and an RBI for the Royals. Kansas City, which had not scored in the first two innings in its first seven games, sent nine batters to the plate in a five-run first. Mike Pelfrey gave up hits to the first five batters he faced. Guthrie improved to 7-0 in his past 13 starts dating to Aug. 8. The right-hander has a 2.37 ERA during that stretch.