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Twins overcome 6-run deficit, rally past Royals 7-6

Down 6-0, the Minnesota Twins scored five times in the eighth, capped by Kyle Garlick's two-run homer.
Credit: AP
Minnesota Twins' Gio Urshela bats during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Sunday, May 22, 2022, in Kansas City, Mo. The Twins won 7-6. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Gio Urshela hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning to complete Minnesota's comeback from a six-run deficit, lifting the Twins over the Kansas City Royals 7-6 Sunday.

Down 6-0, the Twins scored five times in the eighth, capped by Kyle Garlick's two-run homer.

Jorge Polanco drew a leadoff walk from Josh Staumont (1-1) in the ninth, Max Kepler doubled and Gary Sanchez tied it with his second sacrifice fly in two innings. With two outs, Urshela singled for the lead.

Reliever Tyler Duffey (2-2) got the win and Jhoan Duran pitched a scoreless ninth for his third save.

Twins starter Bailey Ober tossed five innings and allowed one run and three hits with four strikeouts and a walk.

Brady Singer gave Kansas City seven innings for the second consecutive start, allowing no runs and four hits. He struck out three and walked three.

Royals relievers Taylor Clarke, Scott Barlow and Staumont squandered the 6-0 lead.

Carlos Santana hit a three-run double in a five-run sixth for the Royals. Andrew Benintendi had three hits and finished the series 7 for 11.

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