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Royals rally in eighth inning for 3-1 win

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The Minnesota Twins’ Pedro Florimon (25) beats a tag by Kansas City first baseman Eric Hosmer during the Royals’ home opener on Monday afternoon at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Royals fans waited almost all afternoon to see some offense in their home opener at Kauffman Stadium.
When the Royals  finally built a rally, it came just in time to give Ervin Santana a much-deserved win.
Santana pitched eight strong innings, Alcides Escobar doubled home the go-ahead run and the Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 3-1 on Monday afternoon.
“Better later than never,” Santana said. “I know we are going to score runs.”
Santana (1-1), acquired from the Los Angeles Angels on Oct. 31 for minor league left-hander Brandon Sisk, gave up a run and ...

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