Vargas pitches Royals to victory, 4-0 over Twins

Created: 07/02/2014 3:47 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Jason Vargas threw seven scoreless innings, Raul Ibanez homered in his second game for Kansas City and the Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 4-0 Wednesday.

Vargas (8-3) allowed four singles and two walks while striking out five, allowing only two runners from a diluted Twins lineup to reach second base.

Mike Moustakas and Jarrod Dyson hit RBI singles in the second inning against Kevin Correia (4-10), and that was all Vargas needed. With Joe Mauer missing, placed on the disabled list before the game because of a strained muscle on his right side, the Twins didn't cause Vargas any trouble. They were shut out for the sixth time this season and lost for the seventh time in their last nine games.

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Kansas City Royals' Raul Ibanez heads to the dugout after his solo home run off Minnesota Twins pitcher Casey Fien in the eighth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, July 3, 2014, in Minneapolis. The Royals won 4-0.
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