Alex Gordon and Eric Hosmer each had a run-scoring single in the eighth and Luis Mendoza pitched seven innings of four-hit ball for Kansas City.
Elsewhere, Chicago’s Cody Ransom hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer in the seventh inning and Edwin Jackson pitched the Cubs to a 4-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
San Francisco’s Chad Gaudin pitched six strong innings and Marco Scutaro and Brandon Belt homered as the Giants beat Arizona 6-2 to move within 1.5 games of the first-place Diamondbacks in the NL West division.
In Milwaukee, Carlos Gomez hit a two-run homer, Scooter Gennett had a two-run triple and Kyle Lohse pitched eight strong innings for his first win in eight starts to help the Brewers beat Philadelphia 9-1 to take the final three games of the four-game series.
Boston’s David Ortiz hit a three-run homer and Jarrod Saltalamacchia connected twice to power the Red Sox past the Los Angeles Angels 10-5. The Red Sox have won six of eight.
The Yankees’ Chris Stewart hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning and David Phelps matched Felix Hernandez for six innings to help New York beat the Seattle Mariners 2-1.
In St Petersburg, Florida, J.J. Hardy, Adam Jones, Alexi Casilla and Nick Markakis had two RBIs apiece as the Baltimore Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 10-7.
Alex Rios and Tyler Flowers homered and Hector Santiago pitched into the seventh inning as the Chicago White Sox beat the Oakland Athletics 4-2 to split their four-game series.
The Washington Nationals swept a day-night doubleheader against the Minnesota Twins, winning the first game 7-0 and the second 5-4.