Minnesota 5, Kansas City 4

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, August 21, 2009 8:10 PM
Location - Kauffman Stadium
Temperature - 72°
Umpires - Home Plate - Mike Everitt, First Base - Gerry Davis, Second Base - Bruce Dreckman, Third Base - CB Bucknor,
Attendance - 22283

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 1 5 9 1
Kansas City 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 12 2

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 59-63 33-27 26-36 W1
Kansas City 47-74 25-37 22-37 L2

Recap Quick Hits

  • With this loss, the Kansas City Royals have a 25-37 record at home this season. The Minnesota Twins have a 26-36 record on the road.
  • Kansas City has a streak of 2 straight up losses. The Royals have won 4 of their last 10 games.
  • Minnesota has a streak of 1 straight up wins. The Twins have won 5 of their last 10 games.
  • Joe Nathan pitched 2.0 innings for the win and now has an ERA of 1.66. Joakim Soria took the loss for Kansas City.
  • David DeJesus, Billy Butler, Brayan Pena hit homeruns for Kansas City.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Minnesota   Kansas City
Nick Blackburn Player Luke Hochevar
No Decision W/L No Decision
7.0 IP 7.0
6 Strikeouts 3
7 Hits 5
3.86 ERA 3.86
Hitting
Minnesota   Kansas City
Alexi Casilla Player Billy Butler
2 Hits 2
1 RBI 1
0 HR 1
3 TB 5
.667 Avg .400

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Minnesota 9 0 14 .243 8 6 4 2 1 1
Kansas City 12 3 22 .300 15 8 3 2 0 2

Upcoming Games

  • Kansas City will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Royals have a W/L % of .396 after a win and .384 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Kansas City. The Twins have a W/L % of .458 after a win and .508 after a loss.
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