Kansas City Royals defeat Minnesota Twins, 5-4

The entire American League Central is languishing, not just the Twins, but they might be the poster team for everything that's wrong with the division.

Knowing the first-place Tigers were struggling in Boston this week, all the Twins needed to make up ground was handle the last-place Royals, a team that hadn't won a series since June 23-25 at Houston.

Actually, Kansas City hadn't won a three-game series against an AL team since May 1-3. Yes, that one was at the Metro...