Royals reign as Twins, Santana stumble again

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Ervin Santana couldn't make it until the fourth inning as the Minnesota Twins were beaten by the Kansas City Royals 7-4 Tuesday night at Target Field.

Santana (1-3) gave up six runs on nine hits in 3.2 innings of work.

Lorenzo Cain was 4-for-5 with a double and two RBIs, while Salvador Perez continued to feast on Twins pitching. After five hits in the series opener on Friday night, he was 2-for-4 with a home run for an encore.

Eduardo Escobar was 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI.

The Twins will send Tyler Duffey (1-3) to the mound in the series finale on Wednesday against Dylan Gee (1-1).

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