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Royals Hang On To Win 8th In A Row

Associated Press - July 31, 2013 10:51 pm

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Alex Gordon hit a two out triple in the seventh inning and then scored the go ahead run for Kansas City on an error by Minnesota, and the Royals won their eighth straight game with a 4-3 victory over the Twins   Wednesday night.

The Royals are above .500 at the end of July for the first time since 2003. At 53-51, they are two games over the break even mark for the first time since May 17. They remain seven games behind Detroit in the AL Central race and 4 1/2 games back of second place Cleveland, the current holder of the second wild card spot.

Jeremy Guthrie (11-7) won his third start in a row with his seventh consecutive appearance of at least six innings.

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