Twins Post-Game Notes, September 12 vs. Kansas City 13 Sep 12

KANSAS CITY ROYALS (65-77) at MINNESOTA TWINS (59-84)

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2012 – TARGET FIELD – MINNEAPOLIS, MN


 

FINAL

1

2

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5

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7

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9

R

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LOB

Kansas City Royals

0

0

0

1

5

0

0

4

0

10

14

0

9

Minnesota Twins

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0

2

0

2

0

0

0

0

5

8

3

8

WINNING PITCHER: Hochevar (8-13, 5.46)

LOSING PITCHER: Walters (2-4, 6.70)

SAVE: None

FIRST PITCH: 7:11 pm              GAME TIME TEMP: 58, winds from SW at 5 mph              TIME OF GAME: 3:25                     ATTENDANCE: 28,139

HOME RUNS: Perez (10, off Walters, fourth inning, nobody on, one out, 2-1 pitch, 410 feet to left-center field)

PITCHING LINES:

KANSAS CITY

IP

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ER

BB

SO

HR

WP

PITCHES/K

Luke Hochevar (W)

5.0

6

5

5

4

4

0

0

110/66

Tim Collins

2.0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

28/15

Kelvin Herrera

1.0

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

20/13

Francisley Bueno

1.0

1

0

0

0

1

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0

15/11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINNESOTA

IP

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BB

SO

HR

WP

PITCHES/K

P.J. Walters (L)

4.0

7

6

6

2

3

1

0

72/45

Anthony Swarzak

2.2

2

0

0

0

1

0

0

30/19

Brian Duensing

0.2

2

2

1

0

0

0

0

12/8

Casey Fien

0.0

1

1

1

0

0

0

0

12/9

Tyler Robertson

0.0

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

4/3

Kyle Waldrop

0.2

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

17/11

Luis Perdomo

1.0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

16/10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROYALS NOTES:

  • ·    The Royals recorded 10-plus hits eighth time in their last 11 games.
  • ·    The Royals are hitting .337 (88-for-261) in their last seven games against the Twins…their hitting .361 (30-for-83) in this series.
  • ·    Luke Hochevar snapped his four-game losing streak, winning for the first time since July 31 vs. Cleveland…tonight marked his first road win since July 5 at Toronto.
  • ·    Salvador Perez (2-for-5) extended his hitting streak to a career-high 16 games…Washington’s Ryan Zimmerman also extended his current hitting streak to 16 games tonight with a fourth inning home run at New York (NL)…they are the longest active streaks in baseball…Perez’s streak also ties A.J. Pierzynski for longest hitting streak in baseball this season by a catcher.
  • ·    Perez is a .393 hitter (22-for-56) in 15 career games against the Twins…he is a .392 hitter (47-for-120) in 31 career games in September.
  • ·    David Lough has hit safely in four of five games played this season, with three of those coming against the Twins…he has six hits in 16 at-bats versus Minnesota this season.
  • ·    Alex Gordon (1-for-5) is hitting .299 (95-for-318) in 84 career games against the Twins…his 95 hits are his most versus any ML opponent, with Cleveland being second (75 hits).
  • ·    Billy Butler recorded his 89th, 90th and 91st rbi tonight, moving him within four from tying his single-season career-high of 95, done last season.
  • ·    Eric Hosmer (1-for-3) has hit safely in 15 straight games against the Twins (since June 4), batting .389 (21-for-54) in those games.

TWINS NOTES: ­

  • ·    The Twins lost their third straight to the Royals.
  • ·    P.J. Walters is 0-2, 12.00 (9.0 ip, 12 er) in two starts since returning to the Twins.
  • ·    Denard Span returned from the 15-day disabled list tonight, tripling in his first at-bat and finishing 3-for-5…the triple marked the 36th of his career, passing Michael Cuddyer and Greg Gagne, moving into sole possession of ninth on the Twins all-time list…next is Bob Allison with 41.
  • ·    Josh Willingham recorded one more rbi tonight giving him 103…he entered today tied for third in baseball with Chase Headley at 102 rbi…since the All-Star break, Willingham has not gone more than three games without recording an rbi.
  • ·    Jamey Carroll extended his hitting streak to a career-high 10 games…his previous high of nine came on September 17-28, 2008 with Cleveland.
  • ·    Carroll set a season-high with three rbi, his most since August 9, 2009 at Chicago (AL)…tonight was just the sixth time in his career with three-plus rbi; he homered in three of those six games…additionally, he now has 38 rbi which marks a single-season career-high, passing his previous total of 36, done twice in his career, last in 2008 with Cleveland.
  • ·    Ryan Doumit committed three errors in the eighth inning, becoming the first Twin to commit three errors in a game since Pedro Munoz did it on July 21, 1995 at Boston…according to the Elias Sports Bureau, he became the first Twin to commit three errors in one inning since Danny Thompson, September 3, 1973 against Kansas City, making three errors at shortstop…also from Elias: he became the first outfielderin all baseball to commit three errors in one inning since Detroit’s Scott Lusader did it, September 9, 1989 against the White Sox (first inning, right field).