Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Billy Butler had three hits and three RBI
as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Minnesota Twins, 10-5, in the middle
test of a three-game series at Target Field.
Alex Gordon and Salvador Perez added two RBI apiece for the Royals, who have
won three straight and four of their last five.
Luke Hochevar (8-13) earned the win despite allowing five runs on six hits and
four walks over five innings. The victory was his first since July 31,
snapping a streak of seven straight starts (0-4) without a victory.
P.J. Walters (2-4) surrendered six runs on seven hits and two walks through
four-plus innings to take the loss.
Jamey Carroll knocked in three runs, while Denard Span had three hits and two
runs scored for Minnesota, which dropped its second straight.
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