Royals take rubber match vs. Twins

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals’ clubhouse mood was somber after a 6-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins.

Eric Hosmer will be going on disabled list after an X-ray revealed a displaced fracture of the third finger of his right hand.

Hosmer was hit by pitch from Jon Lester on July 20 and was held out of the lineup for six of the next seven games. He returned to the lineup Tuesday and aggravated it on a check swing in the fourth inning.

Alcides Escobar hit a two-run triple and Yordano Ventura pitched seven effective innings as the Royals completed a 5-2 homestand.

Twins right-hander Kevin Correia, who had yielded 11 runs on 17 hits and five walks in eight innings in losing his previous two starts, left after six innings, allowing two runs, one earned, on five hits. His 13 losses top the American League.

Greg Holland worked a flawless ninth for his 29th save in 31 opportunities.

The Twins stranded 11 runners, leaving the bases loaded in the fourth and eighth and stranding two runners in two other innings.