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      Escobar, Ventura lead Royals past Twins, 6-3


      KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Alcides Escobar hit a two-run triple and Yordano Ventura pitched seven effective innings as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Minnesota Twins 6-3 Thursday.


      Escobar's triple highlighted a four-run seventh. The inning also included Jarrod Dyson's run-scoring single. Dyson stole second and third and scored on catcher Eric Fryer's throwing error.


      Ventura (8-8) limited the Twins to two runs, one earned, on five hits, while striking out seven.


      Danny Santana led off the game with a home run. Mike Moustakas committed two throwing errors in the third to gift the Twins with an unearned run.


      Caleb Thielbar (2-1) retired only one of three batters he faced for Minnesota.

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