Maldonado leads charge as Royals rally over Twins

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June 17, 2019 - 9:31 AM

Billy Hamilton (6) of the Kansas City Royals slides in safely to third base against the Minnesota Twins during the second inning on Sunday at the Target Field in Minneapolis, Mint. HANNAH FOSLEIN/GETTY IMAGES/TNS

Martín Maldonado celebrated Father’s Day by wearing a blue necktie on his chest protector and had three hits to lift the Kansas City Royals over the Minnesota Twins 8-6 on Sunday.

Maldonado had several names scribbled on the tie, along with “Happy Father’s Day.” Pittsburgh Pirates backstop Elias Diaz wore the same tie in a game against Atlanta, which appeared to be provided by equipment manufacturer All-Star.

Maldonado drove in two, one with a single during a three-run second inning and another with a double in the eighth.

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