Chris Young, Royals
The 6-10 righthander gave up four singles over 6⅓ innings and had the Twins frustrated with his disappearing slider.
BY THE NUMBERS
6 Consecutive Twins victories in Ervin Santana's starts, a streak that ended Friday.
54 Saves converted by Royals this season, a franchise record. New closer Wade Davis pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning.
26 Aaron Hicks' age, after driving in a run on his birthday.
It's must-win for the Twins now, with Tommy Milone starting against Yordano Ventura in a game moved up to 12:10 p.m. for national television.