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Kansas City Royals' Eric Hosmer (35) is congratulated by Alcides Escobar, left, as Minnesota Twins catcher Ryan Doumit waits for play to resume. Hosmer hit a two-run home run in the seventh inning off Twins pitcher Anthony Swarzak Friday and also hit a home run in the fifth; the Royals won 9-3. Jim Mone | Associated Press

Hosmer homers, Shields shines as Royals beat Twins

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eric Hosmer hit two of Kansas City's season-high four home runs, James Shields pitched six strong innings to win for first time in 11 starts and the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 9-3 on Friday night.

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Billy Butler and Mike Moustakas also homered for the Royals.

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