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Minnesota Twins catcher Eric Fryer (left) cannot make the tag as Kansas City Royals’ Mike Moustakas scores in the seventh inning at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., on Thursday. Denny Medley / USA Today Sports

Twins receive Royal thrashing

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Rookie Yordano Ventura pitched seven strong innings, and Alcides Escobar laced a two-run triple in a four-run seventh as the Kansas City Royals downed the Minnesota Twins 6-3 Thursday night.


Ventura (8-8) was pulled after 103 pitches. He gave up two runs (one earned) on five hits and three walks while striking out seven.

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