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MLB: Kansas City 13, Minnesota 0

Aug. 5, 2013 at 11:26 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Jeremy Guthrie fired a four-hit shutout and Eric Hosmer backed him with five RBI Monday in the Kansas City Royals' 13-0 rout of Minnesota.

Guthrie (12-7) tossed his second career shutout and second of the year -- he also blanked the Chicago White Sox May 4. The right-hander scattered four hits, issued one walk and struck out seven in the 106-pitch gem.

Hosmer (3-for-5) delivered a two-run single during a six-run uprising in the second inning and pounded a three-run homer in sixth as the Royals scored their fourth win over the Twins in a week.

Mike Moustakas went 4-for-5 with two RBI and Alcides Escobar provided two hits with two runs batted in for Kansas City, which posted is most one-sided shutout triumph since 1987.

Minnesota's Kevin Correia (7-8) was torched for six runs on seven hits, lasting just two full innings as the Twins fell in the opener of a three-game series.

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