Royals 6, Twins 2
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Whit Merrifield had three hits, including two doubles, and stole three bases as Kansas City beat Minnesota to take three of four in the series.
Twins left-hander Hector Santiago (4-8) was removed after 3 1/3 innings after allowing four runs. He has not won since May 3 and his ERA is 5.63.
Left-hander Travis Wood, who has making his first start since Sept. 19, 2015, while with the Chicago Cubs, held the Twins scoreless for the first four innings but was removed in the fifth when he faced three batters and retired none as his pitch count ascended.