Royals clobber Twins in series opener

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The Twins lost the opener of their seven-game home stand to the Kansas City Royals 6-1, Monday night at Target Field.

Twins starter Yohan Pino (0-2) gave up four runs on seven hits in 5 2/3 innings. He was tagged with the loss. Royals starter Danny Duffy (5-7) pitched 5 2/3 innings to pick up the victory.

It was a big night for Kansas City's Alcides Escobar. He was 2-for-4 with four RBIs. He crushed a two-run double in the second inning to give the Royals and early lead.

Escobar then hit another two-run double in the eighth inning to put the game out of reach.

Twins miscues set up those two runs in the eighth inning. Twins second baseman Brian Dozier had a rough go at second base in the eighth inning. Two Dozier errors gave the Royals an opportunity and Escobar made them pay.

Eduardo Nunez had a pair of hits in his return from the disabled list. Nunez was 2-for-4 with an RBI.

Chris Parmelee also had a pair of hits to extend his hitting streak to nine games, and Joe Mauer was 1-for-4 to extend his hitting streak to 11 games.

Kurt Suzuki also had a pair of hits, in the game.

The Twins were just 1-for-12 with runners in scoring position, and they left 11 runners on base.

The series will continue on Tuesday night at Target Field.

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