Royals Knock Down Twins

Kyle Isbel drove in the go-ahead run with a single in the eighth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 5-3 on Sunday.

Adalberto Mondesi homered for the Royals and Whit Merrifield had three hits, including a pair of doubles.

A quartet of relievers combined for 3 2/3 scoreless innings.

Scott Barlow finished for his 12th save.

Kansas City starter Kris Bubic allowed three runs, two earned, in 5 1/3 innings.

The Royals begin a three-game home series against Oakland on Tuesday with RHP Jackson Kowar.