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Royals’ eighth-inning barrage leads to 6-1 win over Twins

Salvador Perez of the Kansas City Royals reaches third base safely as Minnesota Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe tries to field a hit in the fourth inning of a Major League Baseball game on Tuesday night in Minneapolis.

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MINNEAPOLIS — James Shields was sharp for 7 1-3 innings, Alex Gordon had three RBIs, and the Kansas City Royals scored five runs in the eighth inning to beat the Minnesota Twins 6-1 on Tuesday.
Shields — the key part in the deal that sent top prospect Wil Myers to Tampa Bay in the offseason — struck out seven and notched his American-League best 22nd quality start.
Shields (9-8) only allowed one hit through seven innings before running into trouble and leaving in the eighth inning.
Kevin Correia struck out a season-high seven over seven shutout innings, but ended up with a no-decision ...

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