The Royals took advantage of right-hander Jose Berrios' wildness in the second inning. With one out, Salvador Perez singled to left and Alex Gordon walked. Alcides Escobar then hit a shot that caromed off Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe's face for an RBI single. Raul Mondesi was then hit by a pitch, loading the bases. Berrios then walked Jarrod Dyson and Cheslor Cuthbert, forcing in two more runs and it was 3-0.
Brian Dozier hit his 28th homer in the third off Royals right-hander Edinson Volquez, tying his career high, set last season. Dozier has homered in seven straight games against the Royals.
The Twins, trailing 4-1, scored three runs off Volquez in the fifth, tying it at 4-4.
After a delay that lasted three hours and three minutes, the game resumed at 11:45 p.m.
Jeffrey Flanagan has covered the Royals since 1991, and for MLB.com since 2015. Follow him on Twitter @FlannyMLB This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.