Minnesota 7, Kansas City 5

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, July 22, 2012 2:10 PM
Location - Kauffman Stadium
Temperature - 98°
Umpires - Home Plate - Eric Cooper, First Base - Marty Foster, Second Base - D.J. Reyburn, Third Base - Jeff Kellogg,
Attendance - 23252

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 40-55 19-30 21-25 W1
Kansas City 40-54 17-30 23-24 L1

Recap


Twins 7, Royals 5: Ryan Doumit went 3-for-4 with two homers and four RBIs as visiting Minnesota captured the rubber game of the three-game series.

Brian Dozier added a two-run double and Samuel Deduno tossed 6 1/3 solid innings for the Twins, who have won just five of their last 15 contests.

Doumit opened the scoring in the second with a leadoff blast and duplicated the feat in the sixth to complete his second two-homer performance of the season. The 31-year-old, who went deep from both sides of the plate, added a two-run single during Minnesota's four-run third that created a 5-0 advantage.

Deduno (1-0) allowed one run and six hits with three walks and four strikeouts in his third career start. The 29-year-old Dominican made six relief appearances with Colorado and San Diego over the last two seasons.

Jeremy Guthrie (0-1) was tagged for five runs and four hits over five innings in his Kansas City debut. The veteran right-hander, who was acquired from Colorado on Friday, walked three and struck out four in losing his sixth straight decision.

All-Star Billy Butler and pinch hitter Yuniesky Betancourt homered for the Royals, who completed a 3-7 homestand.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Royals SS Alcides Escobar and manager Ned Yost were ejected by second base umpire D.J. Reyburn in the middle of the ninth inning for excessive arguing. ... Twins CF Denard Span was in the starting lineup after leaving Saturday's game in the eighth inning with dizziness, which was attributed to the heat. ... Minnesota 3B Trevor Plouffe sat out his second straight contest after suffering a bruised right thumb in Friday's victory. Plouffe is expected to be in the lineup Monday against the Chicago White Sox.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Minnesota   Kansas City
Samuel Deduno Player Jeremy Guthrie
Win W/L Loss
6.1 IP 5.0
4 Strikeouts 4
6 Hits 4
1.42 ERA 9.00
Hitting
Minnesota   Kansas City
Ryan Doumit Player Billy Butler
3 Hits 2
4 RBI 2
2 HR 1
9 TB 5
.750 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Minnesota 8 2 16 .242 8 9 7 4 0 0
Kansas City 10 2 18 .294 15 6 5 3 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Kansas City will play their next game on the road against LA Angels. The Royals have a W/L % of .439 after a win and .415 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Chi. White Sox. The Twins have a W/L % of .410 after a win and .429 after a loss.