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Royals trim Twins; avoid sweep

Wilson Betemit belted two home runs as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Minnesota Twins 9-8 Thursday night and avoided a three-game sweep.

The Royals won the game as +175 underdogs, and the 17 runs sailed OVER the posted over/under (9) set by sportsbooks.

Bruce Chen improved to 3-0 with the victory, and Joakim Soria closed out the game for his 14th save.

Scott Baker surrendered eight hits and five runs over five innings in the loss for the Twins.