Twins pound Royals

Twins pound Royals

Joe Mauer was 5-for-5 with a three-run homer and seven runs batted in, as the Minnesota Twins hammered the Kansas City Royals 19-1 on Monday night.

Minnesota cashed as -120 road favorites, while the teams played OVER the 7-run total listed by oddsmakers.

Danny Valencia went 4-for-4 with a grand slam for the Twins, as Francisco Liriano tossed seven scoreless innings to get the victory for Minnesota.

Wilson Betemit drove in the only run for Kansas City, while Zack Greinke was ripped for eight runs over four innings to take the loss for the Royals.