Dozier hits 3 HRs for Twins, but Royals romp 11-5

BY foxsports • September 5, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Brian Dozier hit three home runs for Minnesota, but the Kansas City Royals got homers from Kendrys Morales and Eric Hosmer to pull away from the Twins 11-5 Monday.

Jarrod Dyson had three hits and scored three times for Kansas City, which won for the second time in six games and stayed on the edge of the AL wild-card race.

Dozier homered on the first pitch from Ian Kennedy (10-9), then hit a two-run shot in the third and a solo drive into the upper deck in the eighth. Dozier became the sixth Minnesota player to hit three home runs in a game, and the first to do it at home.

Dozier has 38 homers, the most by a Twins player since Harmon Killebrew hit 41 in 1970. Dozier's 10 home runs against Kansas City this year are the most ever by a Royals opponent.

Kennedy allowed four earned runs in 5 1-3 innings and is 4-0 in his past five starts.

Morales hit a three-run drive off Jose Berrios (2-5) in the fifth for a 5-4 lead. Hosmer, who had four RBIs, hit a three-run homer in the eighth.



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