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Twins clip Royals

Jim Thome was 2-for-3 with a homer and two runs batted in, as the Minnesota Twins edged the Kansas City Royals 5-4 on Monday.

Minnesota won as -215 home favorites, while the game played OVER the 8.5-run total set by oddsmakers.

Jason Kubel hit a two-run dinger for the Twins, as Jeff Manship picked up the win for Minnesota in relief of Kevin Slowey.

Brayan Pena went 2-for-4 with two RBIs for Kansas City, while Sean O'Sullivan gave up five runs over 4 2-3 innings to take the loss for the Royals.