Kansas City 7, Minnesota 3

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, September 26, 2011 8:10 PM
Location - Target Field
Temperature - 68°
Umpires - Home Plate - Eric Cooper, First Base - Mark Carlson, Second Base - Jeff Kellogg, Third Base - Tim Timmons,
Attendance - 34847

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Kansas City 71-89 40-41 31-48 W2
Minnesota 61-99 31-48 30-51 L1

Recap


Rookie Mike Moustakas belted a solo homer to highlight a four-run sixth inning as the Kansas City Royals pushed the Minnesota Twins to the brink of a 100-loss season with a 7-3 road triumph Monday.
 
Rookie Salvador Perez drove in a pair of runs, and Billy Butler and Alcides Escobar had RBI hits for Kansas City, which has won 11 of its last 14 games.
 
Conversely, Minnesota (61-99) has dropped 20 of its last 23 and must win its final two contests of the season to avoid its first 100-loss campaign since 1982.
 
After the Royals scratched for a pair of runs in the sixth, Moustakas deposited an offering from Kevin Slowey (0-8) over the wall in right field for his fifth homer of the season and fourth in 11 games.
 
The offense proved to be enough for Felipe Paulino (4-10), who allowed three runs on six hits and struck out nine in six innings.
 
Michael Cuddyer belted a two-run homer, and rookie Rene Tosoni added an RBI single for Minnesota.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Kansas City   Minnesota
Felipe Paulino Player Kevin Slowey
Win W/L Loss
6.0 IP 5.2
9 Strikeouts 3
6 Hits 10
4.50 ERA 7.94
Hitting
Kansas City   Minnesota
Melky Cabrera Player Michael Cuddyer
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 2
0 HR 1
2 TB 5
.667 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Kansas City 14 1 19 .378 15 5 7 2 4 1
Minnesota 6 1 10 .182 13 11 3 3 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Kansas City. The Twins have a W/L % of .468 after a win and .327 after a loss.
  • Kansas City will play their next game on the road against Minnesota. The Royals have a W/L % of .437 after a win and .449 after a loss.
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