Hochevar battles illness, leads Royals past Twins

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Luke Hochevar had the flu. Still, the Kansas City Royals right-hander was healthy enough to curb a sickly Minnesota Twins offense.

Hochevar pitched six solid innings and Mike Moustakas had three hits and drove in two runs as the Royals defeated the Twins 7-3 Wednesday.

The Royals have won four straight, matching the longest winning streak of the season, while the Twins have lost 19-of-23 and are in last place in the AL Central after winning the division the past two years. The Twins scored 10 runs and committed seven errors in losing all five on this trip to Kansas City and Detroit.

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