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Another comeback gives Twins sweep of Royals

Eddie Rosario had the game-winning RBI.
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Eddie Rosario's RBI single in the ninth inning capped a come-from-behind 7-6 win to give the Twins a two-game sweep of the Royals in Kansas City on Wednesday. 

Minnesota trailed 6-4 in the eighth before Max Kepler dropped an opposite-field two-out, two-run single to left to tie the game. In the ninth, Nelson Cruz led off with a walk and was replaced on the bases by Byron Buxton, who didn't start the game after bruising his back in Tuesday's game. 

Buxton stole second base and scored on Rosario's hit to right field. 

The Twins led 3-1 before the Royals scored five runs in the fifth inning, largely due to poor fielding, including an errant throw by Jorge Polanco over Tyler Austin's head at first base that would've ended the inning. But the big blow was following an infield hit by Billy Hamilton that led to a go-ahead 3-run homer by Alex Gordon. 

Trevor May and Blake Parker combined to close down the game with a 1-2-3 ninth inning. 

Willians Astudillo grounded into a pair of double plays, but not before he started the day with three hits, including his third double of the season. 

The Twins are now 4-1 going into their weekend series, Friday-Sunday, in Philadelphia against Bryce Harper and the Phillies. 

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