Eric Hosmer went 3-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI on Friday as the Royals topped the Athletics 6-4.
Greg Holland worked a scoreless ninth inning against the Athletics on Friday, preserving a two-run advantage to earn his fourth save of the season.
Jeremy Guthrie gave up four runs on seven hits over six-plus innings in a no-decision against the Athletics on Friday.
Alcides Escobar was removed from Friday's game against the Athletics with a mild left knee strain after being taken out by a hard slide at second base by Brett Lawrie.
Paulo Orlando is starting over Jarrod Dyson in right field against the Athletics' Sonny Gray.
Brian Flynn will miss the next 3-5 months after being diagnosed with a torn lat muscle.
Royals recalled OF Reymond Fuentes from Triple-A Omaha.
Royals optioned OF Terrance Gore to Double-A Northwest Arkansas.
Jason Vargas was tagged for five runs (four earned) over three-plus innings in a loss to the Twins on Thursday.
Lorenzo Cain went 3-for-4 with a home run, a walk, three RBI, three runs scored, and a stolen base in Thursday's loss to the Twins.
Alex Gordon is not in the Royals' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the Twins.
Edinson Volquez gave up three runs in 7 2/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Twins.
Royals recalled OF Terrance Gore from Double-A Northwest Arkansas.
Brian Flynn has traveled back to Kansas City to be examined for a possible lat muscle injury.
Royals placed OF Alex Rios on the 15-day disabled list with a non-displaced fracture of the fifth metacarpal in his left hand.