Third baseman Mike Moustakas and designated hitter Brandon Moss hit home runs and the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 7-6.
The victory for the Royals is the second they get in the last eight games.
Moustakas (36) hit home run for the first time since mid-August, in the third inning, with two runners ahead.
Moss (18) also sent the ball on the other side of the fence with a runner on base.
Dominican ranger Melky Cabrera hit 4 of 5 and tied his best hit record so far this season.
The win was credited by starter Jason Hammel (7-10) in six and one-third innings, allowing seven hits, a home run and four runs.
The Twins are a game behind the New York Yankees for the first wild card in the American League.
In the ninth of Minnesota, short-field innkeeper Jorge Polanco (10) struck out four corners in the first episode, with a runner on base, over Jason Hammel’s serpentine, with no out at the entrance.
Defeated starter Dillon Gee (1-2) in two and two-thirds, conceding six hits, a home run and five runs.