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      Alcides Escobar leads the Royals past the Twins

      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.