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Twins sweep Royals after another clutch 7th inning

The Twins dominated the Royals in the opening series of the season.
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We're three games into the season and the Twins already almost have as many series sweeps as they had all of last season.

Back-to-back RBI doubles by Jason Castro and Jorge Polanco broke a 3-3 tie in the seventh and the bullpen held the door close to finish off a 5-3 win and a three-game season-opening sweep of the Kansas City Royals.

The Twins swept three series in 2016, one of which was a brief two-game series against the Braves.

Minnesota outscored the Royals 21-5 in the series. Fourteen of the Twins' runs came in the seventh inning.

Additional notes:

  • Max Kepler went 2-4 and hit the ball hard all four times
  • Miguel Sano went 2-3 to increase his average to .444
  • Jorge Polanco came back from a day off with his second 2-3 day at the plate
  • Byron Buxton went 0-4 with a walk and is now 1-14 with seven strikeouts on the season
  • Joe Mauer is 1-11 on the season. Combined with Buxton, they're 2-25.
  • Matt Belisle stranded runners at second and third in the top of the eighth
  • Brandon Kintzler pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for his first save of the season
  • Twins walked six more times, giving them 23 on the season

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