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Royals strike late with six-run inning to turn down Twins


Kansas City Royals’ Norichika Aoki, from Japan, hits a single during the first inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday in Kansas City, Mo.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Nori Aoki drove in the go-ahead run during a six-run eighth inning Wednesday night, sending the Kansas City Royals to a 6-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins.
Billy Butler and Salvador Perez each drove in a pair of runs during the surge, which came after the Twins’ Phil Hughes (14-9) had stymied the Royals for the first seven innings.
Wade Davis (8-2) pitched a perfect eighth to earn his second straight win, and All-Star closer Greg Holland worked around a single in the ninth to cap a second straight late-game win.
The Royals extended their lead over ...

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