Vargas, who is the first lefty to win 17 games for the Royals since Charlie Leibrandt in 1985, consistently forced weak contact and prevented the Blue Jays from advancing a runner past first base. It's also the first time he's gone more than six innings since June 30, and his third straight start allowing three earned runs or fewer. "He made a good adjustment three starts ago and he's been really good from that point on," manager Ned Yost said. "He's been downhill, he's been changing speeds well.
Vargas kept the Blue Jays from mounting anything that resembled a rally by forcing plenty of weak contact. The left-hander allowed just two hits and three walks to go with seven strikeouts. Royals relievers Peter Moylan, Ryan Buchter and Joakim Soria bridged the gap to Mike Minor, who worked a 1-2-3 ninth to preserve the shutout and earn his second career save. Blue Jays starter J.A. Happ also pitched well, but he wasn't given any run support.
With the win, Kansas City moves back within 3 1/2 games of Minnesota for the second American League Wild Card spot after the Twins fell 11-3 to the Yankees earlier Wednesday. Right-hander Jakob Junis took the early lead and carried a no-hitter into the fifth inning that was eventually broken up by a Kevin Pillar infield single. The 25-year-old was charged with four runs -- two of which were earned -- on just three hits before exiting after 6 1/3 innings.
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