Minnesota 4, Kansas City 2

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 8:10 PM
Location - Kauffman Stadium
Temperature - 77°
Umpires - Home Plate - Ron Kulpa, First Base - Lance Barksdale, Second Base - Ed Rapuano, Third Base - Tom Hallion,
Attendance - 18340

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 4 11 1
Kansas City 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 93-65 52-25 41-40 W1
Kansas City 65-93 36-41 29-52 L1

Recap

Delmon Young had a solo home run and an RBI single as the Minnesota Twins halted a five-game losing streak Wednesday with a 4-2 triumph over the Kansas City Royals.

Young's career-high 20th homer of the season broke a 2-2 tie in the seventh inning, and he provided some insurance with his 110th RBI of the campaign in the ninth.

That was all the Twins would need, as the American League Central champs put the brakes on a dreadful skid that saw them get outscored 46-21 along the way. Minnesota had allowed double-digit runs in four of its previous five games.

Matt Guerrier (5-7) picked up the victory with a sensational relief stint, striking out four over his 1 2/3 innings of work. Matt Capps worked around a pair of baserunners in the ninth for his 42nd save of the season, and 16th with Minnesota.

Gil Meche (0-5) absorbed the loss after allowing Young's go-ahead homer.

Twins starter Scott Baker went five innings, allowing two runs on six hits. Royals counterpart Luke Hochevar tossed six innings, charged with two runs on seven hits.

Royals infielder Kila Ka'aihue continued his torrid hitting with a solo homer in the second inning, his third in two games.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Minnesota   Kansas City
Scott Baker Player Luke Hochevar
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.0 IP 6.0
9 Strikeouts 4
6 Hits 7
3.60 ERA 3.00
Hitting
Minnesota   Kansas City
Danny Valencia Player Yuniesky Betancourt
3 Hits 3
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 5
.750 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Minnesota 11 1 15 .289 15 8 4 3 0 1
Kansas City 8 1 14 .242 25 15 2 5 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Kansas City will play their next game at home against Tampa Bay. The Royals have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .462 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Toronto. The Twins have a W/L % of .591 after a win and .603 after a loss.
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