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Schafer drives in four, Twins top Royals in extras

Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Jordan Schafer and Brian Dozier each knocked in two runs during a six-run 10th inning, as the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals, 11-5, to avoid a three-game sweep.

Schafer went 3-for-5 with four RBI and two runs scored for the Twins, who snapped a four-game skid. Dozier also had three hits with three RBI and two runs scored.

Anthony Swarzak (3-1) recorded the final two outs in the ninth to pick up the win. Tommy Milone got the start for Minnesota and gave up four runs on nine hits over 5 1/3 innings.

Alex Gordon hit a solo homer and ended with two RBI for the Royals, who lead the Tigers by 1 1/2 games for first place in the AL Central. Detroit beat the Yankees earlier Thursday.

Kansas City starter Jeremy Guthrie allowed five runs on nine hits over six innings. Bruce Chen (2-4) gave up six runs on five hits in the 10th to take the loss.

08/29 00:24:16 ET