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Escobar, Ventura Lead Royals Past Twins, 6-3

Posted at: 07/31/2014 11:39 PM
By: Associated Press

Caleb Thielbar (archive photo)
Caleb Thielbar (archive photo)
Photo: AP Photo/Mark Duncan.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - 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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