Kansas City Royals' Billy Butler celebrates in the dugout after hitting a solo home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Royals dominate Rays in matinee makeup

Tampa Bay's Wil Myers went 0-for-4 in his return to Kauffman Stadium, while Billy Butler homered and drove in three runs to help lead the Ro…

A two-run single by Washington Nationals' Chad Tracy falls between Kansas City Royals left fielder Alex Gordon, left, and shortstop Alcides Escobar during the fourth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Royals drop two straight to Nationals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Jordan Zimmermann rebounded from one of his worst career outings to go 7 2-3 strong innings, Ian Desmond hit his 18t…

Kansas City Royals' Alex Gordon (4) is congratulated by teammate Mike Moustakas (8) after hitting a home run off of Boston red sox pitcher John Lackey in the third inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)

Royals Win Finale vs. Boston

James Shields picked up his first home win in more than three months and the Kansas City Royals have won seven consecutive series for the fi…