MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Twins lost 7-6 to the Kansas City Royals Friday night.

Minnesota took an early lead after Jorge Polanco smashed a two-run home run in the 1st inning.

Kansas City answered with five runs of their own an inning later and Twins chased starter Dillon Gee after just 2 2/3 innings.

Later in the third inning Polanco brought the Twins a run closer with a a sac fly that drove in Joe Mauer.

After the Twins gave up another home-run, Minnesota found itself down 7-3 entering the 7th inning. Kennys Vargas drove in Max Kepler in the seventh to make the score 7-4.

In the 9th Mauer singled to center and drove in Kepler and Zach Granite and pushed the tying run to the 3rd base with two outs.

Kansas City intentionally walked Polanco and were rewarded for it when they struck-out Eddie Rosario to end the game and stranding the tying run 90 feet from home plate.