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Game Story

The Kansas City Royals conjured up a little more late-game magic Wednesday night. Shut down most of the night by the Twins' Phil Hughes, the Royals finally broke through with six runs in the eighth. Nori Aoki drove in the go-ahead run, and Billy Butler and Salvador Perez each drove in a pair...
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Min 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 1
KC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 X 6 9 0

Scoring Summary

Top 7th: Minnesota
Oswaldo ArciaDFP
doubled to center,
Kennys VargasDFP
scored
MIN 1 - KC 0
Bottom 8th: Kansas City
Jarrod DysonDFP
reached on bunt single to pitcher,
Lorenzo CainDFP
scored,
Mike MoustakasDFP
to second
MIN 1 - KC 1
Nori AokiDFP
singled to shallow left,
Mike MoustakasDFP
scored,
Jarrod DysonDFP
to second,
Jarrod DysonDFP
out at third,
Nori AokiDFP
to second
MIN 1 - KC 2
Billy ButlerDFP
singled to shallow right,
Nori AokiDFP
and
Alcides EscobarDFP
scored,
Alex GordonDFP
to third
MIN 1 - KC 4
Salvador PérezDFP
tripled to left center,
Alex GordonDFP
and
Billy ButlerDFP
scored
MIN 1 - KC 6

Pitching Details

Batting

Minnesota

HITTERS
Hitter AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Danny SantanaDFP
CF
4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .319
Brian DozierDFP
2B
4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 .236
Joe MauerDFP
1B
4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 .273
Kennys VargasDFP
DH
4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .330
Oswaldo ArciaDFP
RF
4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 .225
Trevor PlouffeDFP
3B
3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .251
Kurt SuzukiDFP
C
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .290
Eduardo EscobarDFP
SS
3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .277
Jordan SchaferDFP
LF
3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .305
Totals 32 1 5 1 0 0 9 1 7
Batting
2B - O Arcia (14, L Hendriks); T Plouffe (38, L Hendriks)
RBI - O Arcia (41)
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - B Dozier 1, K Suzuki 1
Team LOB - 4
Running
SB - J Schafer (9, 2nd base off L Hendriks/S Perez)
Fielding
E - P Hughes (1, field)
Outfield assists - J Schafer
DP - 1 (B Dozier-E Escobar-J Mauer)

Kansas City

HITTERS
Hitter AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Nori AokiDFP
RF
4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 .264
Greg HollandDFP
P
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Alcides EscobarDFP
SS
4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .274
Alex GordonDFP
LF
3 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 .281
Billy ButlerDFP
1B
4 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 .276
Salvador PérezDFP
C
4 0 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 .265
Raúl IbañezDFP
DH
3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .172
Lorenzo CainDFP
PR-DH-RF
1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .298
Mike MoustakasDFP
3B
3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .208
Christian ColónDFP
2B
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .324
Jarrod DysonDFP
CF
3 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 .291
Totals 32 6 9 6 0 1 4 2 11
Batting
3B - S Perez (1, C Fien)
RBI - N Aoki (32), B Butler 2 (56), S Perez 2 (57), J Dyson (23)
2-out RBI - B Butler 2, S Perez 2
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - B Butler 1, L Cain 1
GIDP - M Moustakas
Team LOB - 3
Running
SB - A Escobar (25, 2nd base off P Hughes/K Suzuki), L Cain (21, 2nd base off P Hughes/K Suzuki)

Pitching

Minnesota

PITCHERS
Pitcher IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Phil HughesDFP
(L, 14-9)
7.2 7 4 4 0 4 0 1.18 3.70
Brian DuensingDFP
0.0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1.35 3.23
Casey FienDFP
0.1 2 1 1 0 0 0 1.13 3.44

Kansas City

PITCHERS
Pitcher IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Liam HendriksDFP
7.0 4 1 1 0 5 0 0.98 4.43
Wade DavisDFP
(W, 8-2)
1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.82 0.77
Greg HollandDFP
1.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1.01 1.75
Pitching
Pitches-strikes - P Hughes 91-71; B Duensing 5-1; C Fien 13-8; G Holland 14-13; L Hendriks 94-64; W Davis 13-8
Ground balls-fly balls - P Hughes 11-8; B Duensing 0-0; C Fien 0-1; G Holland 0-1; L Hendriks 9-4; W Davis 2-0
Batters faced - P Hughes 29; B Duensing 1; C Fien 3; G Holland 4; L Hendriks 25; W Davis 3
Game Details
Game Time: 2:27.
Umpires: HP--Ron Kulpa. 1B--Ed Hickox. 2B--Lance Barrett. 3B--Dana DeMuth.
Weather: 83 degrees, Mostly Cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, In From Right.
Attendance: 17,668.