Royals take game, series in Minnesota with 5-3 win

White Merrifield, Andrew Benintendi
Posted at 11:34 PM, Sep 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-13 00:34:19-04

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.