Aviles Hits Pair of RBI Doubles, Royals Beat Twins

9 years 1 month 3 weeks ago Wednesday, April 13 2011 Apr 13, 2011 Wednesday, April 13, 2011 2:18:00 PM CDT April 13, 2011 in Sports
Source: The Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Mike Aviles hit a pair of RBI doubles and the Kansas City Royals became the latest team to tag Francisco Liriano, roughing up the Minnesota Twins 10-5 Wednesday.

Alex Gordon added two hits and drove in two runs. The Royals scored six times in the fourth inning to break open the game.

Kyle Davies (1-1) allowed five runs and 10 hits in five innings, but was the beneficiary of the Kansas City bats. Jeremy Jeffress threw two scoreless innings for his first save.

Liriano (0-3) gave up six straight hits during the Royals' big inning. He began the game with a 7.71 ERA after Toronto and the Yankees knocked him around in his first two starts.

Denard Span was 4 for 4 and scored twice for the Twins.


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