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Royals win eighth straight, own best record to end July in 10 years

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Flash Gordon — The Kansas City Royals' Alex Gordon slides safely into third with a key triple as Minnesota Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe fields a throw from the outfield during the seventh inning of a Major League Baseball game in Minneapolis, on Wednesday night. The Royals won their eight...

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MINNEAPOLIS — For the first time in 10 years, the Kansas City Royals will start August with a real hope of staying in the playoff race.

They are clearly enjoying the ride, no matter where it will finish.

Alex Gordon hit a two-out triple in the seventh inning and scored the go-ahead run on an error as the Royals won their eighth straight game with a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night.

"This was one of the gutsier wins I've ever been a part of," said Jeremy Guthrie, who turned in his seventh consecutive start of at ...

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