Royals 7, Athletics 3

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Nori Aoki's two-run triple in the five-run seventh inning put Kansas City up to stay in its win over Oakland.

The Royals, who have won 11 of 13 in August, batted around in the seventh. Aoki drove a first pitch down the right-field line to score rookie Christian Colon, who had three hits, and Jarrod Dyson.

Dyson singled home the first run of the inning, while Billy Butler capped off the scoring with a two-run single.

Royals right-hander Aaron Crow (6-1) collected the victory, while Greg Holland got the final two outs for his American League-leading 36th save as the game ended with the bases loaded.