The Royals have not won this many games in a row since a run of 14 straight in 1994. They extended their AL Central lead over the Tigers to 1½ games.
Guthrie (4-6) allowed four hits and struck out nine in 6 2-3 innings. Drew Smyly (3-6) nearly matched him, but the Detroit left-hander was hurt by Alex Gordon's RBI single that deflected off second base in the first and a solo homer by Omar Infante in the fifth.
Kansas City will try for a four-game sweep Thursday.
RED SOX 2, TWINS 1, 10 INNINGS
Boston was held to one hit -- a fifth-inning double by Daniel Nava -- before the homers.
The Twins took a 1-0 lead in the top of the 10th on Chris Parmelee's two-out home run off Koji Uehara (2-1), snpping the closer's scoreless streak at 21 2-3 innings. But after Dustin Pedroia flied out to begin the Boston 10th, the Red Sox connected against Casey Fien (3-4) to complete a three-game sweep.
ATHLETICS 4, RANGERS 2
YANKEES 7, BLUE JAYS 3
NEW YORK -- Brian McCann hit a go-ahead, two-run homer and later added a bases-loaded triple to lead New York over first-place Toronto.
The Yankees beat Mark Buehrle for the ninth straight time and handed the Blue Jays their 15th loss in a row in the Bronx.
Rookie right-hander Chase Whitley (3-0) remained unbeaten in seven starts since making his big league debut this season.
Buehrle (10-4) gave up three runs and six hits in six innings and lost his third straight start overall. He is 1-11 against the Yankees, with his lone win coming in 2004 with the Chicago White Sox.
McCann tied his career high with five RBIs. His third major league triple was his first since 2009 with Atlanta. Toronto's Jose Bautista had an RBI double for his 1,000th career hit.
ORIOLES 2, RAYS 0
Pearce homered during a 7-5 victory Tuesday night and put the Orioles ahead this time with a line drive down the right-field line in the fifth.
Gausman (3-1) allowed five hits and struck out five, including Zobrist and James Loney after the Rays loaded the bases with no outs in the first.
The Rays were blanked for an AL-leading 11th time, finishing with five hits and going 0 for 7 with runners in scoring position.
WHITE SOX 7, GIANTS 6
White Sox ace Chris Sale (6-1) gave up three runs and eight hits in six-plus innings. Ronald Belisario got five outs for his seventh save.Abreu reached 20 homers in his 58th game, the third-fewest in major league history behind Wally Berger (51) and Mark McGuire (56). Chicago swept the two-game series.
Giants starter Tim Hudson (7-3) allowed seven runs and 12 hits in 4 2-3 innings, his shortest outing this season. He entered with a major league-best 1.81 ERA.
NATIONALS 6, ASTROS 5
WASHINGTON -- Anthony Rendon homered to spark a three-run seventh inning, and pinch-hitter Nate McLouth came through with a tiebreaking sacrifice fly as Washington rallied past Houston for a two-game sweep.
The Nationals extended their NL East lead to 1½ games over Atlanta and Miami. They open a four-game series against the Braves on Thursday night in Washington.
Matt Dominguez drove in two runs for the Astros, who have lost three straight.
PHILLIES 10, BRAVES 5
Howard, who homered in the first two games of the series, doubled home a run in a five-run second inning and added an RBI single in the fifth. He had five hits, four walks and six RBIs in the series.
Marlon Byrd drove in three runs with three hits, including a homer. Five players each had three of Philadelphia's season-high 18 hits.
Harang (5-6) allowed nine runs, eight earned, and 13 hits. He threw 115 pitches in five innings.
The Phillies have won seven of nine. Atlanta has lost eight of 12.
METS 3, CARDINALS 2
ST. LOUIS -- Bartolo Colon worked eight dominant innings in 91-degree heat and keyed the go-ahead rally with his first career extra-base hit, helping New York beat St. Louis to avoid a three-game sweep.
Eric Young Jr. and David Wright each had an RBI in a two-run sixth that put the Mets up by a run. Young added an RBI double in the seventh, aided by Colon's second sacrifice of the game. A day after dropping their sixth straight series in St. Louis, the Mets ended an eight-game road losing streak dating to June 3.
Matt Carpenter hit his third career leadoff homer for the Cardinals, who lost for the second time in nine games. They had just one runner in scoring position against the 41-year-old Colon (7-5), who retired 13 in a row before Daniel Descalso's two-out single in the eighth.
Colon surprised Lance Lynn (7-5) with a double to open the sixth. The pitcher had been 0 for 43 at the plate since June 10, 2005, when he singled for the Angels against the Mets. He scored his second career run, and first since 2002 with the Expos, when Young followed with a double.
Colon won his fifth straight decision and needed just 86 pitches. He allowed four hits and walked none.
The Mets won for the fourth time in 15 games.
CUBS 6, MARLINS 1
By taking the rubber game of the three-game set, the last-place Cubs won consecutive road series for the first time since June 2013.
Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton hit his NL-leading 20th homer in the first but left the game after six innings with a bruised left wrist. Stanton said the injury wasn't serious, and he expected to be back in the lineup Thursday.
Arrieta (3-1) allowed five hits and one walk, lowering his ERA to 1.98. He also doubled for his first career extra-base hit.
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