(Royals) – The Twins’ losing streak to the Royals finally came to an end on Wednesday night. Minnesota rallied late with two runs in the seventh to snap a seven-game skid against Kansas City with a 6-5 win at Target Field.
After Kansas City saw four late leads evaporate on its last homestand, the relief corps once again slipped late as the Twins scored four runs to come from behind for the win. Soria was charged with two runs in the seventh after retiring only two of the five hitters he faced. Soria is now 4-8 on the season.
Neither starter factored into the decision, as Royals lefty Danny Duffy went six innings, surrendering three runs (two earned) on eight hits with 10 strikeouts.
Twins right-hander Kyle Gibson also went six frames, surrendering four runs on eight hits.
Kendrys Morales paced the Royals’ offense, going 3-for-4 with a homer, two RBIs and two runs scored. Morales got Kansas City on the board with an RBI single in the fourth before connecting on a solo blast in the sixth for a two-run lead. Jarrod Dyson, Whit Merrifield and Drew Butera all had two-hit nights.
Following Thursday’s off-day, catcher Salvador Perez hopes to be back in the lineup for Friday’s series opener against the White Sox at 7:10 p.m. CT. Right-hander Yordano Ventura (10-9, 4.22 ERA) enters riding a seven-start unbeaten streak. He has held opponents to three or fewer earned runs in 11 straight outings.