Brian Dozier #2 of the Minnesota Twins crosses the plate a home run in the sixth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Target Field on August 29, 2013 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Marilyn Indahl/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS - Bruce Chen bounced back with a solid start and the Kansas City Royals completed a sweep and won their fifth straight game, beating Minnesota 3-1 Thursday to hand the Twins their fifth loss in a row.
The Royals took all three games at Target Field.
Chen (6-2) gave up one run and five hits in 5 2-3 innings. In his past two starts, he allowed 13 runs in nine innings.
Greg Holland earned his 36th save in 38 chances.
Alcides Escobar, Chris Getz and Alex Gordon hit RBI singles for the Royals.
Brian Dozier homered for Minnesota, which has totaled just six runs during its losing skid.
Samuel Deduno (8-8) allowed three runs in three innings before leaving because of soreness in his right shoulder.
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