Kansas City 9, Minnesota 3

Date - Friday, June 28, 2013 8:10 PM
Location - Target Field
Temperature - 72°
Umpires - Home Plate - Chris Guccione, First Base - Ron Kulpa, Second Base - Tom Hallion, Third Base - Phil Cuzzi,
Attendance - 28916

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Kansas City 3 1 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 9 11 0
Minnesota 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 10 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Kansas City 37-40 19-19 18-21 W1
Minnesota 35-41 20-18 15-23 L1

Recap


Royals 9, Twins 3: Eric Hosmer homered twice and Billy Butler and Mike Moustakas also went deep as visiting Kansas City improved to 6-2 against Minnesota this season.

The Royals entered the contest with a major league-low 43 homers before erupting for a season-high four. James Shields (3-6) allowed three runs and eight hits in 6 1/3 innings to break a 10-start winless streak.

Butler got the power display started with a three-run blast off P.J. Walters (2-4) in the first inning to snap a 40-game homerless streak. Moustakas halted his 35-game drought with a two-run shot in the third to make it 6-0.

Hosmer pounded a solo blast in the fifth and added a two-run shot in the seventh for his second career multihomer game. He has hit five of his seven homers in Kansas City’s last 14 games.

Clete Thomas homered for the Twins and Justin Morneau and Brian Dozier each had run-scoring doubles. Walters allowed six runs and six hits in three innings to drop his fourth straight decision.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Kansas City’s power barrage allowed it to pass the Miami Marlins (45) in the homer department. … Twins C Ryan Doumit returned form an ankle injury and was hitless in five at-bats. His availability allowed Joe Mauer to serve as the DH. … The Royals are 26-5 when scoring four or more runs this season.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Kansas City   Minnesota
James Shields Player P.J. Walters
Win W/L Loss
6.1 IP 3.0
5 Strikeouts 1
8 Hits 6
4.26 ERA 18.00
Hitting
Kansas City   Minnesota
Eric Hosmer Player Brian Dozier
3 Hits 2
3 RBI 1
2 HR 0
9 TB 3
.750 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Kansas City 11 4 24 .306 7 4 9 2 0 0
Minnesota 10 1 15 .270 18 7 3 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Kansas City. The Twins have a W/L % of .486 after a win and .439 after a loss.
  • Kansas City will play their next game on the road against Minnesota. The Royals have a W/L % of .486 after a win and .475 after a loss.