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MINNESOTA SPORTS ROUNDUP: Royals use a five-run eighth to defeat Minnesota

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MINNEAPOLIS --  The Royals used a five-run eighth inning to beat the Twins 6-1 in the opener of a three-game set at Target Field last night in Minneapolis. Alex Gordon's three-run double keyed the inning, while Billy Butler added a solo shot in the ninth. It was Butler's 14th homer of the season. James Shields improved to 9-and-8, dealing seven-and-a-third innings of one-run ball with seven strikeouts. Kansas City has won three in-a-row since dropping back down to .500.

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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts with his wife and two daughters. 
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