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Escobar leads Royals past Twins

Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Alcides Escobar doubled twice and matched a season-high with four RBI to help the Kansas City Royals to a 6-1 win over the Minnesota Twins in the opener of a three-game set at Target Field.

Salvador Perez hit a solo home run and Omar Infante drove in the other run for Kansas City, which finishes June with a 9-2 mark away from home. Infante has driven in seven runs in his last four games.

Danny Duffy (4-7) capped off his impressive June with 5 2/3 innings of one-run ball for the Royals. The young lefty allowed just seven runs in 37 1/3 innings during the month.

Eduardo Nunez drove in the lone run for Minnesota, while Joe Mauer and Chris Parmelee each extended their hitting streaks in the setback. Mauer singled in the eighth inning to push his season-high hit streak to 11 games, while Parmelee finished 2-for-4 with a run, extending his streak to 10.

Yohan Pino (0-2) was roughed up for four runs on seven hits in 5 2/3 innings of work.

06/30 23:35:07 ET