Minnesota 3, Kansas City 1

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, September 1, 2012 4:10 PM
Location - Kauffman Stadium
Temperature - 77°
Umpires - Home Plate - Lazaro Diaz, First Base - Mark Ripperger, Second Base - Paul Schrieber, Third Base - Mike Everitt,
Attendance -

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 54-78 25-40 29-38 W1
Kansas City 59-72 29-34 30-38 L1

Recap


Twins 3, Royals 1 (Game 1): Justin Morneau drove in two runs and Jamey Carroll finished with three hits as visiting Minnesota won the opener of a doubleheader at Kansas City.

The Twins won for just the fourth time in their past 17 games. Cole De Vries (4-5) allowed one run on seven hits in 6 2/3 innings, with no walks and three strikeouts.

Morneau doubled to right in the first inning, driving home Josh Willingham to give Minnesota a 1-0 lead. Morneau came through again in the fifth, bringing home Pedro Florimon with a sacrifice fly to give the Twins a 2-0 lead.

Later in the fifth, Ryan Doumit singled to right to score Darin Mastroianni and push the Twins’ advantage to 3-0.

Kansas City scored in the seventh as Johnny Giavotella singled to drive in Mike Moustakas. With the tying runs on base, however, Alex Burnett relieved De Vries and induced a groundout from Lorenzo Cain to end the inning.

Minnesota's Glen Perkins pitched the ninth for his ninth save.

Will Smith (4-7) took the loss for Kansas City, giving up three runs on nine hits in six innings with two walks and four strikeouts.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The first pitch was delayed 31 minutes by rain. … Chris Parmelee finished with two hits for Minnesota. … The loss snapped Kansas City’s three-game winning streak. … Friday’s series opener was rained out, resulting in the doubleheader.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Minnesota   Kansas City
Cole De Vries Player Will Smith
Win W/L Loss
6.2 IP 6.0
3 Strikeouts 4
7 Hits 9
1.35 ERA 4.50
Hitting
Minnesota   Kansas City
Jamey Carroll Player Johnny Giavotella
3 Hits 1
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
3 TB 1
.750 Avg .333

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Minnesota 10 0 12 .303 16 6 3 3 2 0
Kansas City 7 0 7 .212 14 4 1 1 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 .451 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Kansas City. The Twins have a W/L % of .415 after a win and .405 after a loss.