Seven-run innings powers Royals' win

The Kansas City Royals hammer Minnesota Twins in a rain-delayed MLB game to increase their lead at the top.

    The Royals have increased their American League Central lead to 1 ½ games [Getty Images]
    The Royals have increased their American League Central lead to 1 ½ games [Getty Images]

    A seven-run second innings powered the Kansas City Royals to a 12-6 win over the Minnesota Twins in a rain-delayed affair.

    After a 30-minute delay to start the game, much of the contest was played in a light rain.

    The Royals clobbered Twins starter Tommy Milone, who was chased in the second inning, and increased their American League Central lead to 1 ½ games.

    Elsewhere, pinch-hitter Scott Hairston had an RBI sacrifice fly in the last of the 11th against reliever Brandon Cumpton as the Washington Nationals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 to sweep the three-game series.

    Catcher Jonathan Lucroy homered and drove in five runs, leading the Milwaukee Brewers to a sweep of the Los Angeles Dodgers with a 7-2 victory.

    Other results: 

    Rangers 3, Angels 2

    Giants 5, Phillies 2

    Cardinals 7, Padres 6

    Mariners 8, Tigers 1

    Orioles 4, Indians 1

    Yankees 4, Rays 2

    Astros 8, Red Sox 1

    Marlins 10, Diamondbacks 3

    Cubs 2, Mets 1

    Rockies 10, Reds 9 (first game)

    Rockies 10, Reds 5 (second game)

    White Sox 7, Blue Jays 5

    Braves 4, As 3

    SOURCE: Reuters


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