By the 3rd inning, Dick and Bert were discussing cargo pants. That’s about how the trajectory of this game looked early on.
The Twins got on the board first, after a cool Byron Buxton triple and a sac fly by Eddie Rosario.
Bartolo Colon pitched a 1-2-3 first, but unfortunately baseball games have more innings. In the 2nd the Royals batted around: Single, single, lineout, double, single, double, double, lineout, and then Nik Turley was put in. He gave up a walk and another single to plate the 6th Royals run. Bartolo was leaving everything up and Royals weren’t missing it: 1.2 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO. Royals 6, Twins 1.
In the 5th, the Twins had a chance to get right back in the game. With 1 out, an Ehire Adrianza single loaded the bases for Brian Dozier. He hit into an inning-ending double play.
Give some credit to Dillon Gee, he tossed 3 scoreless innings (4, 5, 6) to keep the deficit at 5.
John Curtiss started the 7th inning, and didn’t have much luck. He got 1 out, and gave up 4 runs, 3 of them on a home run by Brandon Moss. Michael Tonkin finished up that inning, 10-1.
Just for good measure, the Royals scored another run in the 8th to make it 11-1. Does it even matter how?
In the 9th, Kennys Vargas blasted a 2-run homer to right-center (10) to make it 11-3. But, it wasn’t enough as KC earns the series split.
Just one game, folks. Twins return to Target Field to take on the Padres.
Kennys Vargas: 2-2, HR, 2B, 2 BB
Ehire Adrianza: 2-4
Dillon Gee: 3 IP, 0 R
Bartolo Colon: see above
John Curtiss: 0.1 IP, 4 ER
Brian Dozier: 0-3, 3 LOB
Robot roll call:
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Have a great week, everyone. Enjoy some football.