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Reuters Minnesota catcher Joe Mauer, left, speaks to starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday at Target Field.

Santana, KC quiet Twins

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MINNEAPOLIS — The Kansas Royals beat the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night at Target Field thanks to great pitching and the bat of Mike Moustakas.

Moustakas hit two home runs and led the Royals to a 7-2 win in the opening game of the series.

Santana pitched seven strong innings for Kansas City. He threw 113 pitches, giving up two runs, four hits and one walk. He also collected eight strikeouts and befuddled Twins batters all night.

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