Olivo, Hochevar lead KC to 4-2 win over Twins

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Miguel Olivo homered, tripled and drove in two runs, Luke Hochevar overcame some shaky moments in seven scoreless innings and the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 4-2 on Monday night to end a 5-game home losing streak.

1 of baseball's worst-hitting teams, Kansas City missed a few early chances against Twins starter Nick Blackburn (6-4) before breaking open a tight game on consecutive homers by Alberto Callaspo and Olivo in the sixth inning. The Royals had 12 hits and survived a two-run homer by Justin Morneau in the eighth inning to avoid matching their longest home losing streak in nearly two years.

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