Miguel Sano hit the go-ahead two-run home run in the fifth inning after Minnesota lost an early lead, and the Twins staved off another series sweep Wednesday by beating the Kansas City Royals 7-5
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Lineup: Royals (24-21) at Twins (11-34)
- 1. Alcides Escobar, SS (R)
- 2. Whit Merrifield, LF (R)
- 3. Lorenzo Cain, CF (R)
- 4. Eric Hosmer, 1B (L)
- 5. Salvador Perez, DH (R)
- 6. Paulo Orlando, RF (R)
- 7. Cheslor Cuthbert, 3B (R)
- 8. Omar Infante, 2B (R)
- 9. Drew Butera, C (R)
- SP: Dillon Gee, RHP Daily notes
Tuesday's longest home runs
Jarrett Parker's first home run of the season was a no-doubter, as the 431-foot shot off Padres reliever Keith Hessler led the way on Tuesday.
Injured Royals outfielder Alex Gordon is at a loss to explain why he is struggling at the plate this season.
Salvador Perez hit a two-run homer, Lorenzo Cain had four hits and the Kansas City Royals picked up where their bats left off the night before to beat the Minnesota Twins 7-4 on Tuesday.
Getz to rep Royals at draft
Former Royals 2B Chris Getz will represent the team at this year's MLB draft. Getz spent four years in Kansas City from 2010-13 and is now a member of the club's front office.
Olney: Royals a match for Beltran?
If the Yankees look to trade veteran outfielder Carlos Beltran this summer, several teams could be interested, Buster Olney writes. The Royals, who might have at-bats available at DH if Kendrys Morales continues to struggle, are one potential suitor. Olney's blog (Insider)
The Royals have several internal options to replace the injured outfielder, but could they be more aggressive in pursuing a left-handed bat?
Salvador Perez had a career-high five hits, including a double, a triple and an RBI, to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 10-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night.
The Royals have placed Alex Gordon on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured right wrist, but the All-Star outfielder will not need surgery.
Royals see small rise in rankings
With wins in four of their six games against the Red Sox and White Sox last week, the Royals appear to be back on track. K.C. jumps a spot in our rankings. Week 7 Power Rankings
The Royals need a left-handed bat and are interested in Cincinnati outfielder Jay Bruce, who would not require a long-term financial commitment.
Sure, K.C. manager Ned Yost already has held a couple of team meetings. But it's only May, and the Royals remain in the thick of the AL Central. They're not panicking.
Todd Frazier tied for the AL lead with his 13th home run, Melky Cabrera drove in two runs and the White Sox beat the Royals 3-2 to avoid getting swept for the first time this season.
Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer
That collision between Mike Moustakas and Alex Gordon in foul ground in The Cell was scary, especially with Gordon snapping his neck on the tarp as he fell.
Eric Longenhagen takes a comprehensive look at each AL Central organization's strengths/weaknesses heading into the 2016 draft and possible draft fits.
Lorenzo Cain hit a solo home run and five Kansas City pitchers combined to allow seven hits in the Royals' 2-1 victory over the slumping Chicago White Sox on Saturday.
The Kansas City Royals have activated third baseman Mike Moustakas from the 15-day disabled list.
Omar Infante, Paulo Orlando and Lorenzo Cain all doubled in a three-run sixth inning off Jose Quintana to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 4-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night.
Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer
Kansas City Royals in my opinion should pursue Julio Teheran of the Braves and Howie Kendrick of the Dodgers as early season trade targets.
Wednesday's longest home runs
The American League flexed its muscles on Wednesday, as five of the six longest homers on the day belonged to Junior Circuit sluggers. Logan Morrison's 444-foot shot off Blue Jays knuckleballer R.A. Dickey led the way.
Jackie Bradley Jr. and Mookie Betts homered to back a strong start by David Price, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 on Wednesday to salvage a split of their doubleheader.
Royals vs White Sox
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