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Suzuki hits home run to boost Minnesota over Kansas City

Kansas City Royals’ Norichika Aoki (23) is safe at second with a double off Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Phil Hughes during the fourth inning of a game in Minneapolis on Saturday.

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MINNEAPOLIS — Phil Hughes threw seven sharp innings, Kurt Suzuki hit his third homer of the season and the Minnesota Twins beat first-place Kansas City 4-1 on Saturday night to snap the Royals’ three-game winning streak.
Hughes (13-8) allowed one run, seven hits and struck out six to outlast hard-throwing rookie Yordano Ventura (9-9), who threw six innings of one-hit ball before the Twins broke through in the seventh.
With runners on second and third, Ventura threw a 99-mph fastball that shattered Danny Santana’s bat — but Santana reached base when Billy Butler tried to throw out Suzuki at home. Catcher ...

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