Twins 11, Royals 9

Kansas City AB R H BI BB SO Avg.
Merrifield rf-2b 5 1 3 0 0 1 .303
Gordon lf 5 0 0 0 0 1 .278
Dozier 3b-rf 5 2 2 2 0 0 .283
Soler dh 5 2 3 1 0 1 .250
Cuthbert 1b-3b 5 2 3 0 0 0 .296
Starling cf 3 1 1 1 0 2 .279
Arteaga ss 3 0 1 1 0 1 .197
a-O’Hearn ph-1b 1 0 0 0 0 1 .177
Lopez 2b-ss 4 0 0 0 0 0 .220
Gallagher c 4 1 2 2 0 0 .244
Totals 40 9 15 7 0 7
Minnesota AB R H BI BB SO Avg.
Kepler cf 3 3 2 1 2 0 .268
Polanco ss 5 2 2 0 0 1 .300
Cruz dh 4 2 3 5 1 1 .289
Rosario lf 5 1 2 1 0 1 .283
Sano 3b 4 1 1 1 0 1 .247
Arraez 2b 3 1 0 1 1 0 .342
Gonzalez rf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .248
Castro c 3 1 1 1 1 1 .251
Adrianza 1b 3 0 0 1 0 1 .269
Totals 34 11 11 11 5 6
Kansas City 100 221 030— 9 15 0
Minnesota 220 020 50x—11 11 2

a-struck out for Arteaga in the 8th.

E_Polanco (11), Sano (13). LOB_Kansas City 5, Minnesota 5. 2B_Merrifield (30), Soler (23), Cuthbert (11), Arteaga (2), Kepler 2 (27), Polanco (30), Cruz 2 (19). HR_Dozier (17), off Perez; Gallagher (3), off Perez; Dozier (18), off Perez; Cruz (27), off Sparkman. RBIs_Dozier 2 (59), Soler (74), Starling (4), Arteaga (4), Gallagher 2 (12), Kepler (75), Cruz 5 (67), Rosario (72), Sano (39), Arraez (9), Castro (26), Adrianza (18). SB_Merrifield (16). CS_Arteaga (1). SF_Adrianza. S_Starling.

Runners left in scoring position_Kansas City 3 (Gordon, Dozier, Lopez); Minnesota 2 (Polanco, Arraez). RISP_Kansas City 5 for 15; Minnesota 7 for 14.

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Runners moved up_Dozier, Lopez, Polanco, Gonzalez 2, Arraez. LIDP_Gordon.

DP_Minnesota 1 (Sano, Adrianza).

Kansas City IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA
Sparkman 4 2-3 6 6 6 3 4 82 5.58
Lovelady, L, 0-1 1 1-3 1 2 2 1 0 21 5.06
Zimmer 0 3 3 3 0 0 15 7.50
Hill 1 1 0 0 0 1 15 3.38
McCarthy 1 0 0 0 1 1 16 4.81
Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA
Perez 5 7 5 5 0 3 68 4.58
Thorpe, BS, 1-1 1 2-3 3 1 1 0 1 24 3.18
May, W, 4-3 1-3 0 0 0 0 0 1 3.96
Dyson 2-3 4 3 3 0 1 24 3.48
Romo, S, 18-19 1 1-3 1 0 0 0 2 25 3.29

Lovelady pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.

Zimmer pitched to 3 batters in the 7th.

Inherited runners-scored_Lovelady 2-0, Zimmer 2-2, Hill 2-2, May 1-0, Romo 1-0. WP_Sparkman.

Umpires_Home, Joe West; First, Andy Fletcher; Second, Jansen Visconti; Third, Will Little.

T_3:14. A_32,431 (38,649).

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