Major League Baseball: Royals 9, Twins 4
MINNEAPOLIS The decision that allowed the Royals to snap a 10-game losing streak here on Tuesday was made long before Twins starter Aaron Slegers threw the first pitch of the game.
Royals manager Ned Yost went over his roster and wondered if it was time to give Adalberto Mondesi a day off or if outfielder Jorge Bonifacio needed it more. He decided on Bonifacio and gave Mondesi his fourth start at shortstop in five days.
And on a night the Royals needed oomph to avoid a season-high 11 consecutive losses, Mondesi came through twice to guide the Royals to a 9-4 victory over the Twins.