Houston (westernkansasnews.com)–On his 35th birthday, Bruce Chen got what he wanted: a win. Going on just three days rest, Chen struck out six in 5 2/3 innings to lead the Kansas City Royals past theHouston Astros 2-1 to take the series. The Royals scored a run in the fifth and sixth innings, as they have now won seven of their last nine games. Jonathan Broxton picked up the save, despite giving up a pair of hits in the ninth inning. Kansas City had only four hits in the game, but executed their offense when it mattered the most. Kansas City has the day off Thursday before resuming the I-70 Series with St. Louis at Kaufman Stadium on Friday.