Twins 5, Royals 1: Minnesota hit three home runs - matching the most it has ever hit in a game at Target Field - and Cole De Vries pitched six solid innings as the Twins finished a doubleheader sweep of visiting Kansas City.
Josh Willingham, Chris Parmalee and Joe Mauer all homered for the Twins, who matched a season high with the three long balls.
De Vries (2-1) racked up a career-high six strikeouts and allowed one run over six innings to win for the second time in four career starts - and both wins have come against Kansas City. He earned his first major-league victory June 4 against the Royals.
Royals starter Luke Hochevar (5-8) had thrown 16 2/3 scoreless innings over his previous two starts, but Willingham snapped that streak with a two-run blast to left in the first. Parmalee added a massive solo shot to right against Hochevar in the second, and Mauer tacked on a solo blast to the opposite field in the third.
Willingham's 16th blast pulled him even for the team lead with Trevor Plouffe, who hit his 16th in the first game. Mauer has hit safely in nine straight games after recording hits in both games of the doubleheader.
Billy Butler connected for a solo homer in the second for Kansas City's run.
GAME NOTEBOOK: The Twins had lost seven of nine at home before taking both games Saturday. Minnesota has won 19 of its past 26 home games against Kansas City. … The teams have played 18 doubleheaders, and this marks only the third time the Twins have swept a twinbill from the Royals. … Twins C Ryan Doumit, who extended his hitting streak to 10 games in the opener, sat out the nightcap.