Minnesota 8, Kansas City 2

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, June 2, 2011 8:10 PM
Location - Kauffman Stadium
Temperature - 85°
Umpires - Home Plate - Mike Winters, First Base - Mike Everitt, Second Base - Chris Guccione, Third Base - Cory Blaser,
Attendance - 14584

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 18-37 6-15 12-22 W1
Kansas City 25-31 19-15 6-16 L1

Recap

Anthony Swarzak pitched six strong innings for his first win in nearly two years and the Minnesota Twins scored six times in the third to end a four-game losing skid with an 8-2 road victory over the Kansas City Royals on Thursday.
 
Swarzak (1-2), who spent all of last season in Triple-A, has a 1.29 ERA in two starts since replacing the injured Francisco Liriano in Minnesota’s rotation.

He allowed two runs on Thursday after taking a no-hitter into the eighth inning in his first start last week. The victory was his first since July 26, 2009 against the Los Angeles Angels.
 
Michael Cuddyer, Rene Rivera, Matt Tolbert and Denard Span had RBI hits for the Twins in the third inning to chase Royals starter Sean O’Sullivan (2-5), who was charged with seven runs - three earned - in 2 2/3 innings.

A throwing error by Mike Aviles allowed the Twins to score four unearned runs in the third.
 
Jeff Francoeur had three hits and drove in both runs for the Royals, who have dropped 14 of their last 19.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Minnesota   Kansas City
Anthony Swarzak Player Sean O'Sullivan
Win W/L Loss
6.0 IP 2.2
1 Strikeouts 1
7 Hits 8
3.00 ERA 10.12
Hitting
Minnesota   Kansas City
Matt Tolbert Player Jeff Francoeur
2 Hits 3
1 RBI 2
0 HR 0
3 TB 7
.667 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Minnesota 10 0 13 .270 15 2 7 4 1 0
Kansas City 9 0 14 .257 16 3 2 3 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Kansas City will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Royals have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .400 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Kansas City. The Twins have a W/L % of .389 after a win and .297 after a loss.
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