Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost passed Whitey Herzog for the most wins in franchise history on Tuesday night.
Alcides Escobar had three hits and scored two runs and the Royals edged the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 to sweep a four-game set.
The victory was Yost's 411th in Kansas City.
Jeremy Guthrie (5-4) allowed two runs on seven hits over six innings for Kansas City, which has won eight of its last 10 games.
Trailing 3-2, the Brewers loaded the bases with one out against Wade Davis in the eighth. Aramis Ramirez worked a 3-0 count, but popped out to Eric Hosmer in foul territory along the first base line. Davis then struck out Scooter Gennett to end the threat.
Greg Holland struck out two in a scoreless ninth to notch his 12th save of the season.
Jimmy Nelson (3-8) surrendered three runs on 11 hits over five frames for the Brewers, who have dropped six consecutive contests.
The Royals plated their three runs over the first two innings, pushing across two in the opening frame and another in the second.
Escobar led off the first with a double, moved to third on Mike Moustakas' lineout to center and scored on Lorenzo Cain's sacrifice fly to center. Hosmer followed with a double and scored on Kendrys Morales' sharply hit grounder through the hole on the right side of the infield.
Escobar hit a two-out single in the second, stole second and came home on Moustakas' base hit to right for a 3-0 Kansas City advantage.
Milwaukee scored both its runs in the fifth.
Shane Peterson lined a one-out single to right and runners were on second and third following Hernan Perez's double to left. Peterson scored on Gerardo Parra's sacrifice fly to center and Perez came home on Jonathan Lucroy's single to right, trimming the deficit to 3-2.
The Royals have won eight in a row against the Brewers ... Kansas City went 3- for-9 with runners in scoring position, while Milwaukee finished 1-for-5 with RISP ... Parra and Jonathan Lucroy posted two hits and an RBI apiece for the Brewers ... Yost also won 457 games with Milwaukee in six seasons as the Brewers' manager.