Cruz Homers Twice; Twins Split Doubleheader with Kansas City
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Whit Merrifield had three hits, including a three-run homer, to back Danny Duffy’s strong start as the Kansas City Royals came back to beat the Minnesota Twins 4-2 and split Saturday’s doubleheader.
Duffy (1-2) allowed two runs - one earned - on just two hits in five innings. José Berríos (1-3) surrendered four runs in four innings for Minnesota.
Nelson Cruz homered in both games of and now has 407 career home runs, tying Duke Snider for 56th on the all-time list.
The Twins won Saturday’s first game 4-2.
The two teams play again Sunday afternoon at Target Field.