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Merrifield, Dozier lead Royals past Twins 6-3

Andrew Benintendi and Hunter Dozier each drove in two runs for Kansas City, which had dropped three of four.
Credit: AP
Kansas City Royals' Whit Merrifield, left, makes it safely to second base against Minnesota Twins' Andrelton Simmons, right, after hitting a ground ball to right fielder Alex Kirilloff during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 30, 2021, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

MINNEAPOLIS — Whit Merrifield had two hits and scored two runs, helping the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 6-3.

Andrew Benintendi and Hunter Dozier each drove in two runs for Kansas City, which had dropped three of four. Dozier hit a solo drive in the ninth inning for his sixth homer. 

Royals right-hander Brad Keller improved to 3-0 in his last four starts. He permitted three runs and five hits in five innings.