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Soler, Benintendi hit homers for Minor as Royals snap skid

The Royals finally got to Frankie Montas, who was crisp into the seventh with eight strikeouts and no walks.
Credit: AP
Oakland Athletics pitcher Frankie Montas (47) hands the ball to manager Bob Melvin as he is taken out for a relief pitcher during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, June 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Jorge Soler and Andrew Benintendi homered to help back Mike Minor, and the Kansas City Royals snapped a five-game losing streak by beating the Oakland Athletics 6-1. 

The Royals finally got to Frankie Montas, who was crisp into the seventh with eight strikeouts and no walks. He was tagged for three runs - two earned - on five hits over 6 1/3 innings. 

Minor struck out eight and walked one while allowing three hits and one earned run over seven strong innings. 

Hunter Dozier hit a tying double in the seventh then Kelvin Gutiérrez followed with a go-ahead, two-run single.