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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Ian Kennedy has been getting scant support, 11 runs in his previous nine starts, the lowest in the majors in that span.Alex Gordon and the Kansas City hitters quickly made up for that drought.Gordon homered twice and doubled, Kennedy pitched eight sharp innings and the Royals extended their winning streak to seven games, beating the Minnesota Twins 10-0 Saturday night.Tonight the offense was just rolling, Gordon said. Like we talked about last year, just keep the line moving. Thats kind of what we had tonight.Its a little contagious, everyone was feeling good at the plate and you just roll with it, he said.The Royals string is their best since they won seven straight in April 2015. The World Series champions have won 12 of 14 to move back into the AL wild-card race.We scored four, which helped, and then attack the zone a little bit more, Kennedy said. And then we scored more later on and we just kept tacking on. It allows us to go out there and throw strikes and try to get ahead of guys and be efficient.Gordon has homered five times in five games. He connected in the fourth inning and again in the fifth for his fourth career multihomer game and his first since May 18, 2014.Kennedy (8-9) gave up four hits, walked none and struck out six. He allowed only one runner past second base and has an 0.79 ERA in his past five starts.Kennedy has allowed no more than one run while pitching at least six innings in that five-start span, tying a team record. Larry Gura had a parallel streak in 1981.(Danny) Duffy hasnt done that yet? Kennedy said. It seems like every time hes out there, hes doing that same thing.Salvador Perez and Gordon hit back-to-back home runs in a four-run fifth, chasing Hector Santiago (10-8).Kennedys got a sneaky fastball, Twins star Brian Dozier said. And he lives away. He was getting the call all night about three or four inches off. He kept peppering us. Its what veteran pitchers do. He kept getting it and we tried to make adjustments.Obviously with a good pitcher like that, and you give up run after run after run from the third inning on, its tough to play catch up, he said.Santiago was tagged for eight runs and 11 hits over 4 2/3 innings. The lefty is 0-4 with a 10.89 ERA since the Twins acquired him in an Aug. 1 trade with the Los Angeles Angels.Too many pitches in the middle of the zone, too many mistakes, Santiago said.Lorenzo Cain doubled twice, singled and drove in three runs.NO DOZIER HOMERDozier had homered in seven straight games hed started against the Royals before going 0 for 4.TWINS RECALL MEJIALHP Adalberto Mejia, acquired by the Twins from the Giants in a July 28 trade for Eduardo Nunez, was recalled from Triple-A Rochester, where he was 1-2 with a 4.66 ERA in three starts. Mejia was scheduled to start Saturday for the Red Wings, but instead went to the Minnesota bullpen. Mejia made his big league debut, giving up two runs on five hits, a walk and a sacrifice fly in 2 1/3 innings. The Twins announced after the game he was being sent back to Rochester. ... 1B-DH Kenny Vargas, who hit .259 in 25 games, was optioned to Rochester.TRAINERS ROOMRoyals: Closer RHP Wade Davis, who went on the disabled list July 31 with a flexor strain, is going to Surprise, Arizona, to throw batting practice. Well see how he does there, Royals manager Ned Yost said. Yost said Davis has thrown three or four bullpen sessions.UP NEXTTwins: RHP Ervin Santana, who has won his past three starts, is 13-14 with a 3.69 ERA in 39 starts with the Twins. Hes in the second year of a four-year contract with the club.Royals: Duffy, who will be making his first start this season against the Twins, will be seeking his 10th straight victory since a June 6 loss at Baltimore. 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Vettel, who has already clinched his fourth straight F1 title, enters the finale with a chance to equal Michael Schumachers 13 victories in a year and match the record of nine consecutive wins by Alberto Ascari in the 1952 and 1953 seasons. VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The Vancouver Canucks and Winnipeg Jets have no scores to settle yet this National Hockey League season.But that situation will change this week as the teams play a rare doubleheader in Vancouver with the first game going Tuesday night at Rogers Arena. Both the Canucks (13-16-2-1) and Jets (15-16-2-1) are looking to win more consistently as they play their final two games below the Christmas break.The Canucks, struggling to rebuild on the fly, have only won four of their past 10 games while the Jets, who appear to be a much tougher and more talented team have five wins and as many losses during the same span.We know what it takes, said Vancouver winger Jannik Hansen. We need to string some wins together. We had an opportunity (Sunday in a 4-3 shootout loss to Columbus.) We are going to get another opportunity on Tuesday. Thats what we need. We are playing good hockey now, consistently well. Its the end result that has to come as well.The Canucks have picked up their play markedly since losing nine straight earlier in the season. But they are battling injuries on the back end with Alex Edler (finger) continuing an extended absence and Erik Gudbranson, who has missed the last two games, also due to be out on a long-term basis due to a wrist problem that made surgery necessary.Although center Brandon Sutter is on a three-game scoring streak, the Jets will not have to worry about many obvious scoring threats. However, the Canucks are clear on who they want to hold in check.Jets rookie Patrik Laine ranks among the leagues top scorers with 18 goals. He is also coming off a three-point game following Sundays victory over Colorado, when he had a goal and two assists.Hes a strong player, said Canucks goaltender Ryan Miller. Hes not afraid to shoot the puck. He has some confidence and seems to slow the play down just a little bit to give himself some space. A lot like (Sunday) we are going to have to be skating, chip some pucks, make him go a long way. Maybe get their team a little frustrated. That seems to be the game plan most nights.The Jets, who also boast sharpshooters Mark Sheifele, who has 14 goals and 30 points, and Blake Wheeller (24 points) can ease some frustration by moving above .dddddddddddd500 with a win Tuesday and another Thursday, when the mini-series concludes.We kinda limped into the mini-break we had there, got some rest here at home and took care of business, Jets captain Blake Wheeler told reporters following Sundays win over Colorado. We had to get back on track. It was two huge games here at home, two huge games in Vancouver now and we want to go into this break feeling good about ourselves.The Jets are also feeling better physically. Former Canucks Shawn Matthias and fellow forwards participated in Mondays practice after being absent due to injuries. Winnipeg coach Paul Maurice told reporters that at least one of the three would play in Vancouver.But one players status remains in limbo even though he is healthy. Center Alexander Burmistov has been a healthy scratch for the last five games and has suited up for only three of the last 12 contests after falling out of favor with Maurice.You know, I feel great, working hard -- watching games, said Burmistrov, who has only two assists in 23 games this season and is a minus-six, told the Winnipeg Free Press. Its tough, tough for me because I do not know why Im not playing, you know. I never have a conversation with the coach, so he never (told) me why Im not playing.Maurice begged to differ, contending that he has spoken frequently to Burmistov, who returned to the Jets this season after leaving the team following the 2012-13 campaign for the Russia-based Kontinental Hockey League.All other Jets have been getting plenty of rest lately after starting the season with 32 games in 60 days. The Jets had three days between games last week before getting two days off prior to Sundays contest, and they will have had another two-day break before Tuesdays opening faceoff.Physically we are quite a bit stronger and when you are a little better rested you can stop and start and win battles, said Maurice.He will soon find out whether that applies to a pair of battles against the same team in Vancouver. ' ' '

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