Royals put on offensive show in win over Twins

Royals put on offensive show in win over Twins

Royals put on offensive show in win over Twins

The Royals loaded the bases with nobody out against Twins closer Brandon Kintzler before Drew Butera's one-out single through the hole between first and second scored the eventual winning run. The Royals and Twins will play the second of a three-game series on Tuesday night at Target Field.

Kansas City's Dillon Gee allowed three runs on eight hits in six innings and struck out two, retiring 15 of the final 17 men he faced after allowing a home run to Eddie Rosario to lead off the second.

ANGELS 10, ATHLETICS 7 Kole Calhoun hit a solo home run in the second inning, Albert Pujols had a two-run double in the fourth and Los Angeles held off Oakland.

The Kansas City Royals hope it has come in time to push them back to the postseason. He also became the first Twins player to hit back-to-back leadoff homers since Jones in 2002. The Royals got homers from Kendrys Morales and Eric Hosmer to pull away from the Twins 11-5.

The powerful second baseman just won't stop hitting home runs, and he got another one in his first plate appearance Tuesday.

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"He's been fantastic, really fantastic" Royals manager Ned Yost said.

Dozier has homered in five straight games, tying him with Harmon Killebrew and Marty Cordova for the longest streak in Twins history.

Dozier's been so great and so powerful at a position that doesn't always demand high power output, that he's moved into the top-10 among position players in Wins Above Replacement, according to Fangraphs. He is three behind Major League Baseball leader Mark Trumbo, a first baseman for the Baltimore Orioles.

"I don't know the last time he had a single was", Twins manager Paul Molitor said.

Byron Buxton smashed a home run to left center in the eighth to push the lead to two before the Royals got a one-out double from Merrifield and an RBI single from Jarrod Dyson to edge within one. "We were trying to keep (reliever) Wade (Davis) out of the game".

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Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez has only a bruise on his right wrist after getting hit by a pitch.

Alex Wimmers (1-1) pitched an inning of shutout relief to secure his first major league victory.

Miguel Sano's hustle led Minnesota to a pair of early runs and his RBI double tied the game in the decisive seventh inning, helping the Twins dodge a series sweep by beating the Kansas City Royals 6-5 on Wednesday night. Santana will miss the remainder of the season with a Grade-2 left shoulder strain.

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