Sep 22, 2022

Royals bullpen clutch in holding off fast-fading Twins 5-2

Posted Sep 22, 2022 3:28 PM

(AP) — MJ Melendez homered for the second straight day and the Royals bullpen pitched five innings of two-hit ball, helping Kansas City beat the fast-fading Minnesota Twins 5-2.

The Royals clinched their first winning series in nearly a month just hours after owner John Sherman fired longtime front office executive Dayton Moore, who led the franchise to two American League pennants and a World Series title.

Bailey Ober took the loss for Minnesota, which has dropped six of seven to begin an eight-game trip and fall out of postseason contention.

The Royals take on the Twins again Thursday afternoon with first pitch at 1:10 central on KFEQ Radio (680, 95.3) in St. Joseph.