Kansas City scored three times in the sixth inning off Zach McAllister and it lifted the Royals to a 6-3 win. Mitch Moustakas hit a two-run double and Salvador Perez came up with an RBI single in the inning.
Perez and Billy Butler each finished with two RBIs in the win.
Jeremy Guthrie threw six innings allowing only a run to earn his 14th win of the year. McAllister four runs in five innings and fell to 7-9 on the year.
The rubber match of the series is Wednesday at noon, Scott Kazmir will be on the mound for the Tribe.