James Shields and two relievers combined on a five-hitter as the Royals reeled off their ninth straight win with a 9-2 triumph over the Twins at Target Field. Scott Diamond was rocked for all seven runs in five-plus frames to fall to 5-and-10. Justin Morneau homered for Minnesota. Diamond and Aaron Hicks were optioned to Triple-A Rochester after the game. Oswaldo Arcia is being recalled from the minors and the Twins will add a pitcher to the roster over the weekend.
Iowa Senate democrats say Governor Terry Branstad is overstepping his authority.
Nebraska Congressman Jeff Fortenberry says Congress needs to keep tabs on the Iran nuclear deal.
ConAgra leaving Omaha will cause some economic problems.