MINNESOTA SPORTS ROUNDUP: Two Twins sent to Rochester after Thursday's loss
The Kansas City Royals' five-game slide heading into the break feels like eons ago. And for the first time in a long time, Kansas City upgraded at the trade deadline. Billy Butler tallied two hits, two RBI and a run scored as Kansas City won its season-high ninth straight game, a 7-2 triumph over the Minnesota Twins to complete a three-game sweep. The Royals haven't won nine in a row since they started the 2003 campaign 9-0.