53-51
4 - 3
45-59

Game Story

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- For the first time in 10 years, the Kansas City Royals will start August with a real hope of staying in the playoff race.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
KC 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 13 1
Min 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 3 11 1

Scoring Summary

Top 2nd: Kansas City
Miguel TejadaDFP
singled to shallow right center,
David LoughDFP
scored
KC 1 - MIN 0
Top 3rd: Kansas City
Billy ButlerDFP
hit sacrifice fly to right,
Alex GordonDFP
scored,
Eric HosmerDFP
out at third
KC 2 - MIN 0
Bottom 5th: Minnesota
Pedro FlorimónDFP
homered to deep right center
KC 2 - MIN 1
Bottom 6th: Minnesota
Chris HerrmannDFP
walked,
Justin MorneauDFP
scored,
Ryan DoumitDFP
to third,
Trevor PlouffeDFP
to second
KC 2 - MIN 2
Top 7th: Kansas City
Eric HosmerDFP
safe at first on shortstop
Pedro FlorimónDFP
's fielding error,
Alex GordonDFP
scored
KC 3 - MIN 2
Billy ButlerDFP
singled to center,
Eric HosmerDFP
scored
KC 4 - MIN 2
Bottom 8th: Minnesota
Trevor PlouffeDFP
doubled to deep left center,
Ryan DoumitDFP
scored
KC 4 - MIN 3

Pitching Details

Batting

Kansas City

HITTERS
Hitter AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Alex GordonDFP
LF
5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .273
Eric HosmerDFP
1B
5 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .289
Billy ButlerDFP
DH
3 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 .277
Salvador PérezDFP
C
4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .279
David LoughDFP
RF
4 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .300
Miguel TejadaDFP
2B
4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 .290
Elliot JohnsonDFP
2B
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .199
Mike MoustakasDFP
3B
4 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 .228
Alcides EscobarDFP
SS
4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .235
Jarrod DysonDFP
CF
4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .274
Totals 37 4 13 3 0 0 6 1 11
Batting
2B - E Hosmer (20, K Correia); D Lough (12, K Correia); M Moustakas (16, K Correia)
3B - A Gordon (4, C Thielbar)
SF - B Butler
RBI - B Butler 2 (53), M Tejada (17)
2-out RBI - B Butler
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - D Lough 1, A Escobar 1, J Dyson 1
GIDP - B Butler
Team LOB - 7
Running
SB - E Hosmer (8, 2nd base off C Fien/J Mauer)
CS - D Lough (2, 2nd base by K Correia/J Mauer)
Fielding
E - A Escobar (12, field)

Minnesota

HITTERS
Hitter AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Clete ThomasDFP
LF
5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .226
Jamey CarrollDFP
2B
4 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 .218
Joe MauerDFP
C
4 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 2 .328
Justin MorneauDFP
1B
5 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 5 .261
Ryan DoumitDFP
DH
5 1 2 0 0 0 3 0 3 .244
Trevor PlouffeDFP
3B
4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .245
Chris HerrmannDFP
RF
3 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 .283
Aaron HicksDFP
CF
4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 .195
Pedro FlorimónDFP
SS
3 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 4 .230
Chris ColabelloDFP
PH
1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .189
Doug BernierDFP
SS
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333
Totals 38 3 11 3 1 2 12 2 24
Batting
2B - C Thomas (7, J Guthrie); R Doumit (22, K Herrera); T Plouffe (12, K Herrera)
HR - P Florimon (7, 5th inning off J Guthrie 0 on, 1 Out)
RBI - T Plouffe (38), C Herrmann (10), P Florimon (35)
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - C Thomas 2, J Morneau 1, R Doumit 2, P Florimon 3
Team LOB - 11
Running
SB - J Carroll (2, 2nd base off J Guthrie/S Perez), A Hicks (9, 2nd base off A Crow/S Perez)
Fielding
E - P Florimon (10, field)
Outfield assists - C Herrmann
DP - 1 (T Plouffe-J Carroll-J Morneau)

Pitching

Kansas City

PITCHERS
Pitcher IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Jeremy GuthrieDFP
(W, 11-7)
6.0 6 2 2 2 5 1 1.40 4.22
Tim CollinsDFP
(HLD, 15)
1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1.46 4.30
Kelvin HerreraDFP
(HLD, 12)
0.1 3 1 1 0 1 0 1.37 4.89
Aaron CrowDFP
(HLD, 16)
0.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.41 2.91
Greg HollandDFP
(SV, 28)
1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.98 1.76

Minnesota

PITCHERS
Pitcher IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Kevin CorreiaDFP
6.0 10 2 2 0 3 0 1.42 4.49
Caleb ThielbarDFP
(L, 1-1)
0.2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.68 0.68
Casey FienDFP
0.1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.87 2.82
Jared BurtonDFP
1.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1.30 3.33
Glen PerkinsDFP
1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.93 1.98
Pitching
HBP - J Carroll (by J Guthrie)
Pitches-strikes - J Guthrie 107-65; T Collins 18-13; K Herrera 11-7; A Crow 11-8; G Holland 17-12; K Correia 94-66; C Thielbar 12-8; C Fien 17-13; J Burton 18-13; G Perkins 10-7
Ground balls-fly balls - J Guthrie 6-8; T Collins 0-0; K Herrera 1-1; A Crow 0-0; G Holland 2-0; K Correia 7-10; C Thielbar 2-2; C Fien 2-0; J Burton 0-0; G Perkins 3-0
Batters faced - J Guthrie 27; T Collins 4; K Herrera 4; A Crow 2; G Holland 4; K Correia 25; C Thielbar 4; C Fien 3; J Burton 3; G Perkins 3
Game Details
Game Time: 3:20.
Umpires: HP--Paul Nauert. 1B--Doug Eddings. 2B--Dana DeMuth. 3B--Angel Hernandez.
Weather: 80 degrees, Partly Cloudy.
Wind: 22 mph, Out to Right.
Attendance: 32,789.