Twins/Royals split series 01 Jul 13

KANSAS CITY ROYALS (38-41) AT MINNESOTA TWINS (36-42)

SUNDAY, JUNE 30, 2013 – TARGET FIELD – MINNEAPOLIS, MN


                                                                 

FINAL

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Kansas City Royals

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13

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6

Minnesota Twins

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WINNING PITCHER:  Crow (5-3, 3.70)

LOSING PITCHER:  Burton (1-5, 3.57)

SAVE:  Holland (17)

 

 

FIRST PITCH:  1:13 pm                          GAME TIME TEMP:  78 degrees, wind from N at 13 mph                               TIME OF GAME: 3:02                            ATTENDANCE:  34,232

 

HOME RUNS:     Thomas (3, 5th inning off Santana, one on, no outs, 0-1 pitch, 371 feet to right field)

                                 Morneau (4, 7th inning off Collins, one on, no outs, 1-1, 398 feet to right-center field)

                                 Lough (2, 8th inning off Burton, none on, one out, 1-0 pitch, 378 feet to right field)

                                 Hosmer (7, 9th inning of Roenicke, none on, no outs, 0-0 pitch, 415 feet to left-center field)

                                 Plouffe (7, 9th inning off Holland, none on, no outs, 2-1 pitch, 416 feet to center field)

 

PITCHING LINES:

KANSAS CITY ROYALS

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Ervin Santana

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103/65

Tim Collins

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20/10

Aaron Crow (W)

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22/16

Greg Holland (S)

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MINNESOTA TWINS

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Kevin Correia

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90/57

Ryan Pressly

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33/18

Jared Burton (L)

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17/11

Josh Roenicke

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14/10

ROYALS NOTES:

·    The Royals defeated the Twins today to split the four-game series at Target Field…Kansas City has a record of 7-3 against the Twins this season…KC has won 10 of their last 14 against the Twins dating back to September 2, 2012 vs. Minnesota…the Royals have alternated wins and losses in each of their last eight games, going 4-4…Kansas City is now 17-14 against AL Central opponents this season…the Royals committed two errors in a game for the first time since June 2 at Texas…it marked the ninth time this season they have committed two-or-more errors this season.

·    Ervin Santana allowed four runs, three earned, on five hits and four walks while striking out five in 6.0 innings…today marked the first time he walked more than three in a game since June 4, 2012 vs. Seattle when he walked six batters, a span of 33 starts…Santana has tossed at least 6.0 innings in each of his 16 starts this season…the four runs allowed were the most since also allowing four on May 28 vs. St. Louis, a span of five starts…Santana finishes the month of June with a record of 2-0, 1.99 ERA (40.2 IP, 9 ER) in six starts.

·    David Lough (4-for-4) hit his second home run of the season with a go-ahead solo home run in the eighth inning to put the Royals up 8-7…he drove in two runs in his first two at-bats on the day as well…today marked his first multi-RBI game since June 13 at Tampa Bay, a span of 12 games…he has six multi-hit games in his last 14…coming into today his 10 multi-hit games were tied for fifth with Minnesota’s Arcia among AL rookies…the four hits today tied his career-high, also four hits on May 27, 2013 vs. St. Louis (4-for-5)…all four of his career three-plus hit games have been in 2013…Lough’s three double game today was the first by a Royals hitter since Billy Butler had three doubles on September 5, 2012 vs. Texas…his 10 total bases today were the most by a Royal since Melky Cabrera had 11 on July 3, 2011 at Colorado…he is also the first Royal with four extra-base hits in a game since Johnny Damon had four doubles on July 18, 2000 vs. Chicago-NL…Lough is only the fifth player in franchise history to have four extra-base hits in a game.

·    Johnny Giavotella (3-for-4) drove in a run with a single in his first at-bat on the day and followed it with another RBI single in his second at-bat putting the Royals up 5-1 in the fourth inning…in his third at-bat he doubled to tie his career-high for hits in a game (5 other times, last on September 11, 2012 at Minnesota)…three of his six three-hit games have come at Target Field (also September 27, 2011 at Minnesota)…Giavotella was promoted from Triple-A after yesterday’s game and made his first start of the 2013 season today…dating back to the end of 2012, he has a four-game hit-streak, hitting .500 (7-for-14) with two RBI in those four.

·    Billy Butler (2-for-4) has a hit in all 10 games against the Twins this year, hitting .486 (17-for-35) with three home runs and eight RBI this season…he has a career average of .316 (130-for-412) against the Twins in 106 games.

 

TWINS NOTES: ­

·    The Twins lost to the Royals today split the four-game series at Target Field…the Twins have lost six of their last 10 games overall…the Twins are now 16-21 against AL Central opponents this season…Minnesota is 12-6 in their last 18 at home…Minnesota is 7-6 vs. KC at home since the start of the 2012 season…Minnesota finishes the month of June with a 13-13 record, their first month at or above .500…the Twins had a higher team batting average in June (.261, 230-for-883) than in April (.239) or May (.244).

·    Kevin Correia allowed five runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out three in 5.0 innings…the five runs allowed were the most since also allowing five runs on May 20 at Atlanta, a span of six starts…the three walks tied his season-high, also done two other times with the last coming June 1 vs. Seattle…Correia remains winless in his three career starts against the Royals (0-2 in three starts).

·    Justin Morneau (1-for-4) hit his fourth home run of the season with a two-run shot in the seventh inning off left-hander Tim Collins…it was his 208th career home run which passes Kirby Puckett (207) for sole possession of fifth on the Twins all-time home run list…the home run off a left-handed pitcher was his first since June 2, 2012 at Kansas City off Will Smith, a span of 236 at-bats without a home run.

·    Josh Willingham (1-for-1) tied the game at 7-7 with an RBI double to left-center as a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning…it was his first pinch-hit of 2013.

·    Clete Thomas (1-for-4) hit his third home run of the season with a two-run shot in the fifth inning…it was his second home run in his last three games…all three of his homers have come in his last 10 games, since June 20 vs. Chicago-AL…he has reached base safely in 14 of his last 15 games…he also has at least one hit in each of his last four games and in seven of his last eight…he has scored 10 times in his 11 games as the Twins leadoff hitter.

·    Trevor Plouffe (1-for-4) extended his current hit-streak to a season-high 12 games with a home run in the ninth inning, also the second longest hit-streak of his career…over the 12 games he is hitting .304 (14-for-46) with two home runs, a double, 10 RBI and two walks…the home run was the 41st of his career and the seventh of the season…it was also his second straight game with a home run…24 of his 41 home runs have come at home…it was his ninth career homer against the Royals, the most against any team (next: 7 vs. CLE).

·    Oswaldo Arcia (2-for-4) collected his 11th multi-hit game of the season today…coming into today he was tied with KC’s David Lough for fifth among AL rookies…it was his fourth multi-hit game in his last seven games, and fifth in his last 10 games…he finished the month of June hitting .329 (21-for-64), which coming into today was second among AL rookies behind only Houston’s Iglesias (.402).

·    Chris Parmelee (1-for-4) snapped a personal 0-for-last-9 with an RBI double in the second inning to put the Twins up 1-0…five of his last nine hits (four doubles, two home runs) are for extra-bases, despite having just those nine hits in his last 18 games.