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Associated Press Kansas City’s Billy Butler rounds the bases after hitting a three-run home run off Minnesota starter P.J. Walters in the first inning Friday in Minneapolis.

Royals trounce Minnesota


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eric Hosmer hit two of Kansas City’s season-high four home runs, James Shields pitched six strong innings to win for first time in 11 starts and the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 9-3 on Friday night.

Billy Butler and Mike Moustakas also homered for the Royals.

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