Hosmer fuels rally in 8th, Royals beat Twins 5-2

Kansas City Royals' Eric Hosmer watches his RBI single against the Minnesota Twins during the eighth inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday Sept. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Eric Hosmer drove in the go-ahead run with his third hit in a three-run eighth inning, helping the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 5-2 on Saturday night.

Lorenzo Cain led off the eighth with a single against Ryan Pressly (2-3), and Melky Cabrera walked. Hosmer's single off Buddy Boshers scored pinch-runner Terrance Gore.

Salvador Perez had an RBI double and Alcides Escobar a sacrifice fly to cap the inning.

Mike Minor (6-6) got the win with 1 2/3 scoreless innings. Brandon Maurer earned his second save in three chances since the Royals acquired him in a July 24 trade with San Diego.