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Engaged in pitchers' duel early, Twins give up five runs late in loss

Engaged in pitchers' duel early, Twins give up five runs late in loss

by The Associated Press
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MINNEAPOLIS -- James Shields was sharp for 7 1/3 innings, Alex Gordon had three RBIs, and the Kansas City Royals scored five runs in the eighth inning to beat the Minnesota Twins 6-1 on Tuesday.

Kevin Correia struck out a season-high seven over seven shutout innings, but ended up with a no-decision. Brian Dozier had the Twins' RBI.

The first seven Royals hitters reached base in a five-run eighth that broke open a scoreless game and handed reliever Jared Burton (2-8) his third loss to Kansas City this season.

Shields -- the key part in the deal that sent top prospect Wil Myers to Tampa Bay in the offseason -- struck out seven and notched his American-League best 22nd quality start.

Shields (9-8) only allowed one hit through seven innings before running into trouble and leaving in the eighth inning.

© The Associated Press
In this story: Jared Burton, Brian Dozier
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