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USA TODAY Sports Minnesota’s Ricky Nolasco delivers a pitch against the Kansas City Royals on Friday at Target Field in Minneapolis.

Nolasco stumbles in return


MINNEAPOLIS — A five-run fourth inning powered Kansas City past Minnesota 6-5 Friday night in the first of a four-game series at Target Field.

It was a bases-loaded double by former Twin Josh Willingham that did a bulk of the damage for the Royals. His sharp ground ball got by third base and rolled into the left-field corner, scoring all three runners to give the Royals the lead for good at 3-2.

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