Twins whiff against the Royals again 29 Aug 13

KANSAS CITY ROYALS (68-64) AT MINNESOTA TWINS (57-74)

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2013 – TARGET FIELD – MINNEAPOLIS, MN


                                                                                                  

FINAL

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Kansas City Royals

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Minnesota Twins

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WINNING PITCHER:  Duffy (2-0, 1.10)

LOSING PITCHER: Albers (2-2, 2.92)

SAVE:  None

 

 

FIRST PITCH:  7:10 pm                          GAME TIME TEMP:  88 degrees, wind from SE at 7 mph                                TIME OF GAME 2:55                            ATTENDANCE:  27,379

 

HOME RUNS:     Gordon (15, 3rd inning off Albers, none on, two outs, 2-2 pitch, 408 feet to right field)

                                 Perez (8, 4th inning off Perez, one on, one out, 0-0 pitch, 415 feet to left field)

                                 Perez (9, 8th inning off Fien, one on, one out, 2-1 pitch, 411 feet to left field)

                                 Morneau (16, 9th inning off Crow, none on, one out, 0-2 pitch, 415 feet to right field)

 

PITCHING LINES:

KANSAS CITY ROYALS

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Danny Duffy (W)

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103/73

Luke Hochevar

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Aaron Crow

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MINNESOTA TWINS

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Andrew Albers (L)

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Casey Fien

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Brian Duensing

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Anthony Swarzak

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23/12

ROYALS NOTES:

  • ·    The Royals beat the Twins tonight 8-1 for their fourth straight win…the Royals have taken eight of the last nine games against Minnesota and seven of the nine at Target Field this season…the Royals are 9-3 in their last 12 games at Target Field (since September 11, 2012)…the Royals are now 51-11 when scoring more than three runs in a game…the Royals have now defeated the Twins in six straight three-game series, since September 11-13, 2012.
  • ·    Danny Duffy did not allow a run for the second straight start after tossing 6.0 scoreless innings August 16 at Detroit…he earned his second straight win tonight after allowing just five hits and no walks while striking out seven in 6.2 innings…he has struckout 17 batters in 16.1 innings this season (3 starts)…the seven strikeouts match his season-high, also seven vs. Minnesota on August 7 (3.2 IP)…the 6.2 innings pitched are the most since August 11, 2011 at Tampa Bay when he went 7.0 innings…tonight marked his first career start to not walk a batter.
  • ·    Salvador Perez (4-for-5) hit his eighth home run of the season with a two-run shot in the fourth inning off Albers and his ninth home run with a two-run shot off Fien in the eighth inning…it was his first career multi-home run game…he has four home runs in his last four games and 11 RBI in those four games…he collected his fourth multi-hit game in his last five games and his third career four-hit game (last September 1, 2012 vs. Minnesota)…over those five games he is hitting .500 (11-for-22) with 13 RBI…the nine RBI in his last four games were the most in the AL coming into today (2nd in MLB behind Prado’s 11)…in 16 games against the Twins this season he is hitting .410 (25-for-61)…the multi-homer game was the fourth by a Royal this season and the first since Moustakas hit two (3-run, solo) July 30 at Minnesota…the 11 total bases tonight were the most by a Royal since Melky Cabrera also had 11 on July 3, 2011 vs. Colorado…Perez is the first Royals catcher to have a multi-homer game with at least four-hits since Darrell Porter did it in back-to-back games September 7-8, 1977 (4-for-5 with two solo homers in each game)…he is the second Royal this season with four hits and four RBI in a single game, the other being Butler on May 13 vs. LAA (five hits, five RBI).
  • ·    Alex Gordon (2-for-5) hit his 15th home run of the season with a solo shot off Albers in the third inning, the Royals first run of the game…it was his second home run in his last four games and his fourth straight game with an RBI…he also has an RBI in five of his last six games…five of his last seven hits are for extra-bases (2 doubles, a triple, two home runs)…he has six RBI in his last three games against the Twins…he has multiple hits in six of his last eight games against Minnesota…he has 52 RBI from the leadoff spot this season, the most in the AL.
  • ·    Billy Butler (2-for-5) is hitting .354 (52-for-147) in 40 games since the All-Star break…in 17 games against the Twins this season he is hitting .406 (28-for-69), including five multi-hit games in his last six against Minnesota.
  • ·    Jarrod Dyson (2-for-4) has a hit in four straight games, batting .400 (6-for-15) in those four…tonight marked the first time he has collected two hits in a game against a left-handed pitcher since May 7, 2012 vs. Boston (2 singles vs. Doubront).

 

TWINS NOTES: ­

  • ·    The Twins lost to the Royals 8-1 tonight, their third straight loss…the loss is their fifth straight at Target Field after finishing the last home stand with three losses to Chicago-AL and one to New York-NL…Minnesota has lost seven of their last eight games at Target Field…the Twins have scored three runs in their last three games and allowed 17 runs in those three games.
  • ·    Andrew Albers allowed three runs, two earned, on six hits and no walks while striking out two in 7.0 innings…he allowed multiple home runs in a game for the first time in his career…he has allowed 13 runs over his last three starts (19.2 IP) after not allowing a run in his first two career starts (17.1 IP).
  • ·    Strikeouts: With a Trevor Plouffe strikeout in the fourth inning tonight the Twins tied their all-time record for single season team strikeouts (also 1997)…with a strikeout by Chris Colabello in the fifth inning by Danny Duffy the Twins passed that mark for the all-time record.
  • ·    Justin Morneau (1-for-4) snapped a personal 0-for-last-20 with his 16th home run of the season to break up the shutout in the ninth inning…it was his first home run since August 20 at Detroit…the home run tied Tony Oliva (220) for third on the Twins all-time home run list…his 48 extra-base hits this season are the most since he had 62 in 2009…the 0-for-last-20 was the longest hitless streak since going 0-for-last-21 September 28, 2007-April 4, 2008.
  • ·    Pedro Florimon (2-for-3) collected his third multi-hit game in his last five…over the five games he is hitting .500 (7-for-14)…he has 20 multi-hit games this season.
  • ·    Chris Herrmann (1-for-4) snapped a personal 0-for-last-14 with a single in the seventh inning tonight.
  • ·    There are 320 days until the 2014 All-Star Game at Target Field.