MINNEAPOLIS — Kyle Isbel drove in the go-ahead run with a single in the eighth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 5-3.
Adalberto Mondesi homered for the Royals and Whit Merrifield had three hits, including a pair of doubles.
A quartet of relievers combined for 3 2/3 scoreless innings. Jake Brentz struck out two in the seventh, Josh Staumont worked out of a jam in the eighth and Scott Barlow finished for his 12th save.
Byron Buxton had two of Minnesota's six hits.