Kansas City 7, Minnesota 3

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 4:10 PM
Location - Kauffman Stadium
Temperature - 66°
Umpires - Home Plate - Cory Blaser, First Base - Ed Hickox, Second Base - Brian O'Nora, Third Base - Alfonso Marquez,
Attendance - 19076

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Minnesota 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 3 8 3
Kansas City 0 2 0 3 0 2 0 0 7 14 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 59-89 30-42 29-47 L5
Kansas City 64-86 36-39 28-47 W4

Recap


Rookie Mike Moustakas had his third three-hit game of the season and drove in two runs to lead the Kansas City Royals to their fourth straight victory, a 7-3 win over the visiting Minnesota Twins on Wednesday.

Luke Hochevar (11-11), making his 100th career start, allowed two runs in six innings to win for the third time in his last four outings.

Jeff Francoeur also had three hits and Salvador Perez had two hits and two RBIs for the Royals, who moved four games ahead of the last-place Twins in the American League Central.

Alex Gordon extended his hitting streak to five games, during which he is 10-for-24 with seven RBIs.

Liam Hendriks (0-2) gave up five runs on eight hits in his second major league start as Minnesota tumbled to its fifth consecutive defeat.

Danny Valencia had a pair of run-scoring singles for the Twins - giving him seven RBIs in his last five games - but he struck out with the bases loaded to end the game.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Minnesota   Kansas City
Liam Hendriks Player Luke Hochevar
Loss W/L Win
5.0 IP 6.0
2 Strikeouts 3
8 Hits 5
9.00 ERA 3.00
Hitting
Minnesota   Kansas City
Michael Cuddyer Player Jeff Francoeur
2 Hits 3
1 RBI 0
0 HR 0
4 TB 3
.667 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Minnesota 8 0 11 .235 22 6 3 8 4 3
Kansas City 14 0 16 .378 14 4 7 0 2 0

Upcoming Games

  • Kansas City will play their next game at home against Chi. White Sox. The Royals have a W/L % of .422 after a win and .430 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Cleveland. The Twins have a W/L % of .483 after a win and .341 after a loss.
Advertisement