Kansas City 10, Minnesota 1

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 8:10 PM
Location - Kauffman Stadium
Temperature - 71°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tom Hallion, First Base - Ron Kulpa, Second Base - Lance Barksdale, Third Base - Ed Rapuano,
Attendance - 18487

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Minnesota 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 5 1
Kansas City 3 2 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 10 10 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 92-65 52-25 40-40 L5
Kansas City 65-92 36-40 29-52 W2

Recap

Kila Ka'aihue homered twice and drove in four runs while Sean O'Sullivan allowed one run in six innings, leading the Kansas City Royals to a 10-1 win over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.

The Twins, who are playing without several injured regulars, lost their fifth consecutive game, a season-high.

Ka'aihue hit a three-run homer in the first and a solo shot in the third off Nick Blackburn (10-11). He also tripled in the seventh and scored on Josh Fields' two-run homer.
 
O'Sullivan (4-6) gave up five hits and walked six, but Minnesota's only run against him came in the fifth on Michael Cuddyer's RBI single.

Catcher Joe Mauer (knee), designated hitter Jim Thome (back) and shortstop J.J. Hardy (knee) were out of Minnesota's lineup due to recent injuries. First baseman Justin Morneau (concussion) hasn't played since July 7.

The Royals jumped early on Blackburn, who allowed eight runs in 4 1/3 innings. Jarrod Drew a leadoff walk and Mike Aviles singled. After a double steal, Ka'aihue homered to right with one out.

Dyson's run-scoring fielder's choice and Aviles' RBI double added two runs in the second before Ka'aihue homered again in the third. The Royals scored two in the fifth on Blackburn's balk and Yuniesky Betancourt's groundout.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Minnesota   Kansas City
Nick Blackburn Player Sean O'Sullivan
Loss W/L Win
4.1 IP 6.0
4 Strikeouts 1
8 Hits 5
16.62 ERA 1.50
Hitting
Minnesota   Kansas City
Michael Cuddyer Player Kila Ka'aihue
2 Hits 3
1 RBI 4
0 HR 2
2 TB 11
.500 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Minnesota 5 0 6 .156 23 8 1 6 1 1
Kansas City 10 3 24 .294 10 10 9 3 3 1

Upcoming Games

  • Kansas City will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Royals have a W/L % of .338 after a win and .462 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Kansas City. The Twins have a W/L % of .591 after a win and .597 after a loss.
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