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Royals beat Minneapolis

The Rochester Royals Class B amateur baseball team received another solid start from Mark Skrukrud, and a clutch home run by Joe Duda that led to a 6-1 win over the Minneapolis Angels on Thursday at Mayo Field.

Skrukrud started strong. He lost his bid for a perfect game with two outs in the top of the fifth inning. He pitched six innings to earn the win, giving up two hits while walking one.

Skrukrud is 2-3. "Skrukrud looked good," Royals manager Jeff Milene said. "His first two losses were 1-0…; He looks sharp."

The Royals scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the first, then tacked on three more in the sixth, thanks in part to Duda's two-run homer to right field.

The Royals (11-6 overall) travel to Austin on Sunday to face the Greyhounds.

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Minneapolis 000 000 010 -- 1 6 3

; Rochester 200 003 10x -- 6 9 1 ; Hanson, Mills (7) and Smith; Skrukrud, Koch (7) and Gust, Miller (7).

2B -- ROCH,; Magee. 3B -- None. HR -- Duda.

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