Royals rally, capture series over Twins

Kansas City Royals' Mike Moustakas dives past Minnesota Twins catcher Eric Fryer (26) as he scores on an Alcides Escobar triple in the seventh inning during a baseball game Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo.  (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)
Kansas City Royals' Mike Moustakas dives past Minnesota Twins catcher Eric Fryer (26) as he scores on an Alcides Escobar triple in the seventh inning during a baseball game Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Alcides Escobar hit a two-run triple and Yordano Ventura pitched seven effective innings as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Minnesota Twins 6-3 Thursday.

Escobar’s triple highlighted a four-run seventh. The inning also included Jarrod Dyson’s run-scoring single. Dyson stole second and third and scored on catcher Eric Fryer’s throwing error.

Ventura (8-8) limited the Twins to two runs, one earned, on five hits, while striking out seven.

Danny Santana led off the game with a home run. Mike Moustakas committed two throwing errors in the third to gift the Twins with an unearned run.

Caleb Thielbar (2-1) retired only one of three batters he faced for Minnesota.

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