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Game Wrap - Minnesota 4-1 Victors Over Royals

Nelson Cruz swatted 2 round trippers and drove in 2 runs as his Twins defeated Kansas City 4-1 at Target Field.

Minnesota won as a -170 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 9.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Devin Smeltzer earned the victory for the Twins, throwing 2.2 innings of work, striking out 3, walking 1, and allowing 1 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Nelson Cruz in the win.

Kansas City got a 1-inning outing from Ian Kennedy in the loss. He gave up 1 earned runs, 0 walks and 2 hits in his time on the mound, while Maikel Franco had 2 hits in the loss for the Royals.

Minnesota enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 9-7 advantage in hits.

Minnesota heads into a battle against Milwaukee. Kansas City, meanwhile, will have their next action against Cincinnati.