Royals 4-Run 7th Innings Enough to Topple Twins

Updated: 08/01/2014 5:59 AM
Created: 07/31/2014 10:18 PM

Alcides Escobar hit a two-run triple and Yordano Ventura pitched seven effective innings as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Minnesota Twins 6-3 Thursday.

Escobar's triple highlighted a four-run seventh. The inning also included Jarrod Dyson's run-scoring single. Dyson stole second and third and scored on catcher Eric Fryer's throwing error.

Ventura (8-8) limited the Twins to two runs, one earned, on five hits, while striking out seven.

Danny Santana led off the game with a home run. Mike Moustakas committed two throwing errors in the third to gift the Twins with an unearned run.

Caleb Thielbar (2-1) retired only one of three batters he faced for Minnesota.

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Kansas City Royals' Jarrod Dyson slides into second for a steal past the tag of Minnesota Twins second baseman Eduardo Escobar in the seventh inning during a baseball game Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo.
Photo: AP/Ed Zurga
Kansas City Royals' Jarrod Dyson hits an RBI single in the seventh inning during a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins.
Photo: AP/Ed Zurga

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