Isbel has go-ahead single in 8th, Royals beat Twins 5-3

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Kansas City Royals’ Whit Merrifield (15) is greeted by teammate Andrew Benintendi after scoring on a sacrifice fly by Salvador Perez off Minnesota Twins pitcher Baile Ober in the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — 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.

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.

Jake Brentz struck out two in the seventh, Josh Staumont worked out of a jam in the eighth and Scott Barlow finished for his 12th save.

Byron Buxton had two of Minnesota’s six hits.

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