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Mauer hits first HR of the season asTwins beat Royals again

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Joe Mauer hit his first home run of the season for the Minnesota Twins in a 7-1 victory Saturday over the Kansas City Royals at Target Field, the Associated Press reports.

Mauer's was a three-run shot in the six-run second inning off Kansas City starter James Shields. Brian Dozier had a leadoff homer for Minnesota.

Starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco had a strong game, going eight innings while striking out four and allowing five hits. Nolasco, a free agent, signed a four-year, $49 million deal with the Twins this winter, the Pioneer Press reports.

The Twins made it two in a row against the Royals, after a 10-1 victory on Friday.

The two teams wind up their series Sunday afternoon at Target Field.

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