The Royals fell to the White Sox 7-5 Tuesday and remain one game behind the Athletics in the AL Wild Card standings.
The A's did it to themselves Tuesday, committing two costly errors while Scott Kazmir gave up four earned runs in a 6-3 loss to the Rangers.
The Brewers topped the Cardinals 3-2 in 12 innings Tuesday, keeping pace in the NL Wild Card standings.
Jake Peavy allowed one run and five hits in 7.2 innings pitched to help the Giants beat the Diamondbacks 2-1 and snap their three-game skid.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have won eight of their last 10 games, inching closer to the Giants in the battle for the top Wild Card spot.
Dealing with a sprained ankle, Stephen Vogt was back on the field for batting practice but when will the A's see him back in the lineup?
Jason Hammel will miss his next start for personal matters, so Bob Melvin is turning to lefty Drew Pomeranz to start in Hammel’s place.