Royals strike late to take win over Minnesota

Kansas City's Kyle Isbel — called up from the minors earlier in the day — drove in the go-ahead run for Kansas City in a 5-3 win over Minnesota. Isbel had been in St. Paul with Kansas City's minor league team when he got the call Sunday morning.

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September 12, 2021 - 7:18 PM

Jake Brentz (59) of the Kansas City Royals delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins Sunday. The Royals defeated the Twins 5-3. Photo by David Berding / Getty Images / TNS

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kyle Isbel drove in the go-ahead run with a single in the eighth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 5-3 on Sunday.

Adalberto Mondesi homered for the Royals and Whit Merrifield had three hits, including a pair of doubles.

A quartet of relievers combined for 3 2/3 scoreless innings. Jake Brentz (4-2) struck out two in the seventh, Josh Staumont worked out of a jam in the eighth and Scott Barlow finished for his 12th save.

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