Minnesota 7, Kansas City 2

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, June 4, 2011 7:10 PM
Location - Kauffman Stadium
Temperature - 92°
Umpires - Home Plate - Chris Guccione, First Base - Cory Blaser, Second Base - Mike Winters, Third Base - Mike Everitt,
Attendance - 27861

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Minnesota 0 0 1 0 0 2 3 0 1 7 13 0
Kansas City 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 20-37 6-15 14-22 W3
Kansas City 25-33 19-17 6-16 L3

Recap


Alexi Casilla tied a career high with four hits and drove in two runs in the Minnesota Twins’ 7-2 win at Kansas City on Saturday, their third win in a row.

Casilla singled three times and doubled, Michael Cuddyer homered and Nick Blackburn (5-4) pitched five innings to win his fourth consecutive decision. It was Casilla's first four-hit night since 2007, and bumped his average to .414 since May 24.

The Twins have won the first three games in the series for their first three-game winning streak since May 17-19.

Alex Gordon and Eric Hosmer each had two hits for the Royals, but Luke Hochevar (3-6) allowed six runs in six innings to extend his winless drought. Hochevar hasn’t won a game since May 1, and has surrendered five or more runs 29 times in 78 career starts.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Minnesota   Kansas City
Nick Blackburn Player Luke Hochevar
Win W/L Loss
5.0 IP 6.0
2 Strikeouts 2
7 Hits 11
3.60 ERA 9.00
Hitting
Minnesota   Kansas City
Alexi Casilla Player Melky Cabrera
4 Hits 2
2 RBI 0
0 HR 0
5 TB 2
.800 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Minnesota 13 1 19 .325 20 6 7 1 0 0
Kansas City 8 0 8 .242 17 6 2 5 2 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 .375 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Kansas City. The Twins have a W/L % of .450 after a win and .297 after a loss.
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