Minnesota 8, Kansas City 7

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, September 1, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - Kauffman Stadium
Temperature - 77°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tim Welke, First Base - Paul Schrieber, Second Base - Mike Everitt, Third Base - Mark Ripperger,
Attendance - 23189

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 55-78 25-40 30-38 W2
Kansas City 59-73 29-35 30-38 L2

Recap


Twins 8, Royals 7 (Game 2):
Joe Mauer belted a grand slam as Minnesota scored eight runs in the first two innings to cap a doubleheader sweep at Kansas City.

Minnesota, which is ranked next-to-last in the American League in homers, received a three-run shot from Chris Parmelee in the first inning and Mauer’s third career grand slam in the second. Anthony Swarzak (3-4) got the victory in relief, as starter Liam Hendriks lasted just 3 2/3 innings.

Kansas City starter Luke Hochevar (7-13) was removed after allowing eight runs, six hits and four walks in 1 2/3 innings.

Justin Morneau drove in a run on a double play in the first inning. Parmelee hit his third homer of the season, a three-run shot to right to give the Twins a 4-0 lead.

After Kansas City scored twice in the first, the Twins jumped ahead 8-2 on Mauer’s ninth homer.

The Royals rallied with one in the third, two in the fourth and two more in the seventh. Eric Hosmer’s single to left-center in the seventh scored Billy Butler and Salvador Perez, bringing Kansas City within a run at 8-7.

Butler and Perez finished with three hits apiece for the Royals.

Minnesota's Glen Perkins pitched the ninth for his 10th save - and second in two nights.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Everett Teaford pitched 5 1/3 scoreless innings out of the Kansas City bullpen. ... All seven of Kansas City’s runs were scored with two outs. … Mauer’s previous two grand slams came in 2007 and 2009. His grand slam on Saturday was Minnesota's first of the season. … Hendriks allowed 10 hits and five runs (three earned). … Butler scored three times.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Minnesota   Kansas City
Liam Hendriks Player Luke Hochevar
No Decision W/L Loss
3.2 IP 1.2
5 Strikeouts 3
10 Hits 6
7.36 ERA 43.20
Hitting
Minnesota   Kansas City
Pedro Florimon Player Salvador Perez
2 Hits 4
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
3 TB 4
.500 Avg .800

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Minnesota 9 2 16 .273 11 5 7 5 0 1
Kansas City 14 0 16 .341 14 8 7 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Kansas City will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Royals have a W/L % of .450 after a win and .444 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Kansas City. The Twins have a W/L % of .426 after a win and .405 after a loss.