Date: August 17, 2022, 10:28 am

The Twins stormed past the Royals in a 9-0 rout in Minnesota. Gio Urshela led the way at the plate with four hits and two RBI, while Gilberto Celestino hit his second home run of the season. Sonny Gray earned his seventh win after striking out ten and holding Kansas City to just three hits over six scoreless innings.

Zack Greinke was charged with his eighth loss, but Royals manager Mike Matheny says Greinke had a strong start.

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Minnesota is one game back of Cleveland in the race for the AL Central, while Kansas City has dropped four of five. The Twins and Royals wrap up their series Wednesday at 12:10 p.m.

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