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Associated Press Minnesota center fielder Aaron Hicks climbs the wall after a home run ball hit by Kansas City’s Billy Butler during the first inning Wednesday in Kansas City, Mo.

Royals beat Twins 3-0


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Wade Davis pitched out of bases loaded jams in the first two innings, Billy Butler and Jeff Francoeur homered and the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 3-0 on Wednesday night to sweep the three-game series.

The Royals have won four straight and six of seven to move three-games above .500 for the first time since May 12, 2011, when they were 20-17.

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