Cruz Control; Twins' slugger knocks out Royals in finale

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Posted at 10:51 PM, Aug 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-17 23:52:01-04

MINNEAPOLIS — Nelson Cruz continued his climb up the all-time leaderboard with two home runs and the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royal,s 4-1.

Devin Smeltzer (2-0) picked up the win in relief of opener Matt Wisler for Minnesota.

Cruz tied Mark Teixeira for 55th on the all-time home run list. Rookie Kris Bubic (0-3) surrendered two runs on four hits and four walks in 4 1/3 innings for the Royals.

Hunter Dozier homered in the ninth inning to end Minnesota's shutout bid.