MINNEAPOLIS - David Lough hit three doubles, then launched a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning that led the Kansas City Royals over the Minnesota Twins 9-8 Sunday.
Lough hit his second homer of the season, sending a drive off Jared Burton (1-5) into the right-field seats for an 8-7 lead.
Lough scored four runs and drove in three. Eric Hosmer added a solo homer in the ninth for the Royals.
Johnny Giavotella had three hits. Aaron Crow (5-3) pitched 1 2-3 scoreless innings.
Greg Holland got his 17th save in 19 chances despite giving up a home run to Trevor Plouffe in the ninth.
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