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Mauer, Twins erupt for 17-0 win over Royals

Minnesota Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson, left, beats Kansas City Royals’ Whit Merrifield to the bag for the out after Merrifield grounded to first baseman Joe Mauer in the third inning of a baseball game Saturday, in Minneapolis.

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Joe Mauer went 4 for 4 with two RBIs and Eduardo Escobar hit two home runs while driving in six runs, as the Minnesota Twins erupted for a 17-0 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night.
Brian Dozier added a three-run homer and Byron Buxton went 3 for 5 with three runs, making starter Kyle Gibson (9-10) as comfortable as possible over six scoreless innings to help the Twins improve to 21-10 since Aug. 2. They took a 1 1/2-game lead for the second AL wild card spot into the night.
Dozier, Mauer, Buxton, Jorge ...


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