KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kyle Garlick and Jose Miranda each drove in two runs, leading Devin Smeltzer and the Minnesota Twins past the Kansas City Royals 6-4.
Garlick put Minnesota on the scoreboard with an RBI single in a three-run first inning and added a sacrifice fly in the second.
Miranda had two hits, including a two-run double with two outs in the eighth that made it 6-3.
Smeltzer allowed one run and five hits over 5 1/3 innings in his second major league start this season.
He walked one and did not record a strikeout.
Jhoan Duran worked 1 2/3 hitless innings to set up Emilio Pagán for his sixth save.
Carlos Santana and Emmanuel Rivera homered for the Royals.