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Twins 9, Royals 6: A Field trip

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Johnny Field was a triple short of the cycle as the Twins out-paced the Royals today.

Minnesota Twins v Kansas City Royals Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images

The Royals took their first and only lead today in the first inning on two RBI doubles by Rosell Herrera and Ryan O’Hearn against starter Kyle Gibson.

Jorge Polanco got the Twins on the scoreboard with a single in the 2nd inning, and then Max Kepler tied the game in the 3rd inning with a solo blast (19) to center.

The Twins took the lead in the 4th after Tyler Austin and Johnny Field both hit solo homers. Robbie Grossman extended the lead to 5-2 with an RBI single to score Chris Gimenez.

The Royals came back, though, as Brian Goodwin singled to score a run in the 4th, and Adalberto Mondesi hit a 2-run homer to tie the game in the 5th.

Jorge Polanco put the Twins back in front in the 6th with a solo homer (5) to center field. The Twins added a few more insurance runs in the 9th inning to all but seal the victory. Whit Merrifield got the Royals a 6th run in the 9th inning, but that was all.

So, we didn’t get the good version of Kyle Gibson but it didn’t cost us the game as his final line was: 6.2 IP, 11 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 6 SO, 1 HR. Taylor Rogers got the next 4 outs, two on strikeouts. Trevor Hildenberger got the last 3 outs, giving up just one run.

Studs:

Johnny Field was pretty studly today, going 4-5 with a double, a homer, and two singles. I still maintain that Johnny Field is a great baseball name (I don’t think anyone has challenged me on this).

Another stud today was Jorge Polanco also had a 4-5 game, with a homer and three singles.

Duds:

NO DUDS TWINS WIN!

Robot Roll Call:

Have a great week, everyone!