Danny Duffy (11-2) gave up three homers and seven runs in five innings, halting a personal 10-game winning streak. Salvador Perez hit two solo homers for the Royals, who lost for just the fourth time 20 games.
Alex Smith was sharp in leading three scoring drives in the first half and the Kansas City Chiefs got a 23-7 preseason victory over the Chicago Bears on Saturday. Plus, The Kansas City Chiefs have acquired cornerback Kenneth Acker from the San Francisco 49ers for an undisclosed draft pick.
President Brad Andrews and athletic director Matt Shelton have announced that the board of trustees has voted to approve the addition of baseball as a varsity sport at Southwestern College.
The Chiefs and Bears meet up Saturday for the third preseason game. Former Abilene Cowboy and K-State Wildcat Cody Whitehair is the newest addition to the Bears offensive line.
Eric Hosmer and Alex Gordon homered, and Ian Kennedy allowed one run through five innings as the Kansas City Royals continued their monthlong hot streak with a 6-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Friday night.