KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Lorenzo Cain hit a two-run homer during a four-run eighth inning and the Kansas City Royals rallied for a 7-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night.
The Royals won back-to-back games for the first time since May 4-5 thanks to an offense that produced as many runs in the eighth as it had in any of its last 14 games. Their seven runs total was their most since beating the Astros by the same score on May 21.
Wade Davis allowed three unearned runs before the Royals bullpen took control. Luke Hochevar, Tim Collins (2-1) and Greg Holland combined for four scoreless innings to wrap up the win.
All the runs in the eighth came off Jared Burton (0-3), who allowed Eric Hosmer’s go-ahead single and an RBI double by Billy Butler before serving up Cain’s homer to left field.