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Game Story

The Twins' Phil Hughes did not earn his first win on Sunday. Hughes pitched into the seventh inning to win for the first time since last July, helping Minnesota to an 8-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals that also avoided a three-game sweep. It was Hughes' first win in 18 outings, a span that...
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Min 2 0 0 1 2 0 3 0 0 8 13 0
KC 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 3 11 1

Scoring Summary

Top 1st: Minnesota
Trevor Plouffe doubled to right center, Brian Dozier and Joe Mauer scored
MIN 2 - KC 0
Top 4th: Minnesota
Eduardo Escobar singled to shallow right, Aaron Hicks scored
MIN 3 - KC 0
Top 5th: Minnesota
Chris Colabello singled to shallow left center, Trevor Plouffe scored
MIN 4 - KC 0
Josmil Pinto homered to deep left center
MIN 5 - KC 0
Bottom 5th: Kansas City
Omar Infante singled to shallow center, Alcides Escobar scored
MIN 5 - KC 1
Eric Hosmer singled to shallow center, Omar Infante scored
MIN 5 - KC 2
Top 7th: Minnesota
Jason Kubel singled to shallow right, Trevor Plouffe scored
MIN 6 - KC 2
Kurt Suzuki doubled to left, Jason Kubel and Josmil Pinto scored
MIN 8 - KC 2
Bottom 7th: Kansas City
Alcides Escobar homered to deep left, Justin Maxwell scored
MIN 8 - KC 4

Pitching Details

Batting

Minnesota

HITTERS
Hitter AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Brian Dozier2B 6 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 3 .219
Joe Mauer1B 4 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 6 .257
Trevor Plouffe3B 4 2 3 2 0 1 1 0 0 .313
Chris ColabelloRF 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 3 .353
Chris HerrmannRF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .083
Jason KubelLF 4 1 1 1 0 1 2 0 3 .328
Josmil PintoDH 3 2 1 1 1 2 2 0 1 .233
Kurt SuzukiC 4 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 2 .294
Aaron HicksCF 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 .167
Eduardo EscobarSS 4 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 2 .278
Totals 38 8 13 8 1 8 11 0 22
Batting
2B - T Plouffe 2 (7, Y Ventura, J Marks); K Suzuki (3, J Marks)
3B - T Plouffe (1, Y Ventura)
HR - J Pinto (4, 5th inning off L Coleman 0 on, 2 Out)
RBI - T Plouffe 2 (13), C Colabello (20), J Kubel (11), J Pinto (8), K Suzuki 2 (14), E Escobar (2)
2-out RBI - J Pinto, E Escobar
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Mauer 3, K Suzuki 1
GIDP - B Dozier
Team LOB - 11
Running
CS - C Colabello (2, 2nd base by L Coleman/S Perez)
Fielding
DP - 1 (B Dozier-E Escobar-J Mauer)

Kansas City

HITTERS
Hitter AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Nori AokiRF 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .286
Omar Infante2B 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 .283
Eric Hosmer1B 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .292
Salvador PerezC 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 .242
Brett HayesC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Alex GordonLF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .281
Billy ButlerDH 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .213
Mike Moustakas3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .125
Justin MaxwellCF 4 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 .176
Alcides EscobarSS 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 .298
Totals 37 3 11 3 1 1 6 0 13
Batting
2B - J Maxwell (1, P Hughes); A Escobar (5, P Hughes)
HR - A Escobar (1, 7th inning off P Hughes 1 on, 0 Out)
RBI - O Infante (9), A Escobar 2 (7)
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - N Aoki 2
GIDP - S Perez
Team LOB - 8
Fielding
E - Y Ventura (2, throw)
DP - 2 (S Perez-M Moustakas, A Escobar-O Infante-E Hosmer)

Pitching

Minnesota

PITCHERS
Pitcher IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Phil Hughes(W, 1-1) 6.0 9 3 3 1 3 1 1.67 6.43
Brian Duensing 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.44 0.00
Casey Fien 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.20 4.05
Glen Perkins 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1.25 4.50

Kansas City

PITCHERS
Pitcher IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Yordano Ventura(L, 1-1) 4.0 6 4 4 4 6 0 1.12 2.65
Louis Coleman 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1.20 5.40
Justin Marks 2.0 4 3 3 3 2 0 3.50 13.50
Michael Mariot 2.0 2 0 0 1 2 0 1.75 4.50
Pitching
WP - Y Ventura
Pitches-strikes - P Hughes 96-69; B Duensing 15-9; C Fien 7-6; G Perkins 11-9; Y Ventura 94-56; L Coleman 11-7; J Marks 55-35; M Mariot 31-17
Ground balls-fly balls - P Hughes 7-9; B Duensing 1-3; C Fien 0-1; G Perkins 0-1; Y Ventura 6-4; L Coleman 0-2; J Marks 1-2; M Mariot 2-1
Batters faced - P Hughes 27; B Duensing 5; C Fien 2; G Perkins 4; Y Ventura 22; L Coleman 3; J Marks 13; M Mariot 8
Game Details
Game Time: 3:08.
Umpires: HP--Brian Gorman. 1B--Jim Wolf. 2B--David Rackley. 3B--Bill Welke.
Weather: 76 degrees, Mildly Cloudy.
Wind: 16 mph, Right to Left.
Attendance: 17,710.