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P.J. Walters Tagged With Loss in Twins-Royals Match

Eric Hosmer swatted 2 round trippers and drove in 3 runs as his Royals defeated Minnesota 9-3 at Target Field.

Kansas City won as a -132 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 8.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

James Shields earned the victory for the Royals, throwing 6 1/3 innings of work, striking out 5, walking 0, and allowing 8 hits and 3 earned runs. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Eric Hosmer in the win.

Minnesota got a 3-inning outing from P.J. Walters in the loss. He gave up 6 earned runs, 1 walk and 6 hits in his time on the mound, while Clete Thomas had 2 hits in the loss for the Twins.

The battle of the bats favored Kansas City as they had 11 hits, while Minnesota only had 10.