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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Ervin Santana pitched eight strong innings, Alcides Escobar doubled home the go-ahead run and the Kansas City Royals rallied to beat the Minnesota Twins 3-1 on Monday in their home opener.

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Santana (1-1), acquired from the Los Angeles Angels on Oct. 31 for minor league left-hander Brandon Sisk, gave up a run and eight singles. He struck out seven, walked one and hit a batter. Santana allowed only four hits after the first inning, when the Twins scored their lone run.

Twins right-hander Kevin Correia (0-1) limited the Royals to five singles and no runs the first seven innings before Lorenzo Cain doubled to right-center to lead off the three-run eighth. After Chris Getz's sacrifice bunt moved Cain to third, Alex Gordon singled him home to tie the score.

Escobar's double scored Gordon and knocked Correia out of the game. Jared Burton replaced Correia and gave up a run-scoring single to Billy Butler, who tied a club record with seven RBIs Sunday at Philadelphia.

Aaron Crow worked the ninth to earn his first save of the season and only the third of his career - two coming against the Twins. His previous save came July 21 against Minnesota. The Royals, who have come from behind to win three straight games, have three saves from three different pitchers this season.

Crow walked Chris Parmelee with one out, but coaxed Brian Dozier to bounce into a game-ending double play.

Joe Mauer scored on Ryan Doumit's two-out single in the first for the only Minnesota run. It was the first game this season in which the Twins got scored first after being outscored 9-1 in the first two innings in their first six games.

The Twins bunched four singles in the first inning, but managed just the one run after Doumit ended the inning by being thrown out scrambling to get back to second base after Justin Morneau stopped at third on Trevor Ploufee's single.

Notes: Mauer now has 1,278 hits, passing Gary Gaetti for sixth place on the Twins' all-time list. Kirby Puckett is the Twins' hit leader with 2,304. . RHP Jeremy Guthrie, who starts Tuesday against the Twins, turned 34 on Monday. .The Royals have not committed an error in their first seven games. .RF Chris Parmelee was out trying to steal second base in the seventh inning. The Twins have been successful in only two of six stolen base attempts this season. ... The Royals have not committed an error in their first seven games for the first time in team history.

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