Twins avoid sweep, beat Royals in series finale

Minnesota Twins right fielder Miguel Sano, right, celebrates with teammates Robbie Grossman (36) and Danny Santana, center, after the Twins defeated the Kansas City Royals 7-5 in a baseball game in Minneapolis, Wednesday, May 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Miguel Sano hit the go-ahead two-run home run in the fifth inning after Minnesota lost an early lead, and the Twins staved off another series sweep Wednesday by beating the Kansas City Royals 7-5.

Eduardo Nunez and Brian Dozier each homered, too, the first two batters to face Royals starter Dillon Gee (1-2) and just the fifth pair in Twins history to go deep in their first two plate appearances of the game.

Tyler Duffey (2-3) gave away a 3-0 lead during a five-run fourth by the Royals, but the right-hander hung around long enough to become the first Twins starter this season to record his second victory. The rotation has totaled six wins. There were 11 pitchers in the major leagues with seven or more victories when the day began.

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