KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Jason Kubel drove in three runs and Brian Duensing, with the help of 4 relievers, earned his first major league win Saturday night as the Minnesota Twins held on for an 8-7 victory over the Kansas City Royals.
The Royals went 3 for 19 with runners in scoring position while their home record in the season they unveiled $275 million in stadium renovations dropped to a major league-worst 25-38.
Duensing (1-1), making his second career start, went five innings and allowed two runs, on a double by Miguel Olivo, the next-to-last batter he faced. The left-hander gave up six hits and one walk while striking out three.
Royals starter Kyle Davies (4-9) was charged with six runs, four hits and three walks in 5 2-3 innings. He struck out six.