Robbie Grossman and Byron Buxton both homered as the Royals lost to the Twins, 6-5 at Target Field. Joakim Soria took the loss for KC. Drew Butera and Kendrys Morales went deep for the Royals.
Morales had three hits, including his sixth home run in the last eight games.
It was another solid outing for Danny Duffy who struck out ten without a walk over six innings, but the bullpen cost Kansas City a chance to narrow the AL Wild Card race. The Royals stayed four games behind Baltimore, which holds the second spot.