Chen, Royals complete sweep, season domination of Twins

3:01 PM, Aug 29, 2013   |    comments
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Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Bruce Chen tossed one-run ball into the sixth, and a big second inning staked Kansas City to a 3-1 decision over Minnesota to finish off a three-game sweep.

Alex Gordon, Alcides Escobar and Chris Getz knocked in a run each in the deciding frame for the Royals, who finished the year a franchise-best 15-4 against their long-time division rivals.

Chen (6-2) scattered five hits and fanned three over 5 2/3 innings, while three relievers including Greg Holland -- who picked up his 36th save -- combined to hold Minnesota hitless over the final 3 1/3.

Brian Dozier collected two hits including a solo homer for the Twins, while Samuel Deduno (8-8) lasted only three innings thanks to right shoulder soreness, allowing four hits and three runs, fanning four, walking one, hitting a batter.

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