Alcides Escobar had a pair of two-run doubles as the Royals topped the Twins 6-1 in the opener of a three-game series last night at Target Field. Eduardo Nunez singled in the lone run in the fifth inning for Minnesota, which has lost six of its last seven. Yohan Pino allowed four runs in five-and-two-thirds innings as he fell to 0-and-2. The series continues tonight. Coverage begins at 6:40pm on 860 AM KNUJ and SAM 107.3.