Royals pound out 16 hits in win over Twins

Sep 09, 2016, 04:27
Royals pound out 16 hits in win over Twins

Kansas City Royals' Kendrys Morales follows through on a two-run home run off Minnesota Twins pitcher Ervin Santana during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016, in Minneapolis.

Morales' three-run shot in the fifth inning was his 23rd of the season and gave Kansas City the lead after a pair of Brian Dozier home runs staked the Twins to an early lead.

Danny Duffy's solid performance, which included 10 strikeouts and zero walks, was all for naught, and the Royals' chance to gain a game on Baltimore, Detroit and Houston fell by the wayside.

The Kansas City Royals scored seven runs in the ninth inning to break a tie game in a 10-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night at Target Field.

Of those homers, 36 have come while Dozier is playing second base.

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

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.

Kendrys Morales homered and finished with three hits for Kansas City.

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

Hosmer's three-run blast in the eighth punctuated a four-run eighth inning that put the game out of reach. "I felt like I had that kind of stuff tonight". Dozier also started a dazzling double play to finish the fifth inning, with a diving stop of Eric Hosmer's sharp grounder and a glove flick to second base to get the ball out while he was flat on the dirt.

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Dozier didn't hit a home run for Minnesota, ending his club-tying record at five straight games. Dyson moved into scoring position on the throw but was stranded when Twins closer Brandon Kintzler got Paulo Orlando to pop out to first.

YANKEES 5, BLUE JAYS 3 Jacoby Ellsbury overcame a first-inning deficit against R.A. Dickey with a two-run homer on the knuckleballer's third pitch of the game, then added an RBI single to lead the New York Yankees over the Toronto Blue Jays.

Brian Dozier could be the home run leader by the time this season is done.

If he keeps his current pace, he could also threaten the single-season major league record for home runs in a season - 42.

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

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NOTES: Royals C Salvador Perez was not in the lineup one night after being hit on the wrist by a pitch. With only 22 games to go, he's not likely to play again this season. RHP Yordano Ventura (10-9, 4.22 ERA) will take the mound, opposite LHP Carlos Rodon (6-8, 3.90 ERA) of the White Sox. Joakim Soria blew another lead, and the Royals fell to Minnesota, 6-5, on Wednesday night.

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