Baseball is a weird game. When lineups came out for Tuesday’s game one of the first noticeable things was the absence of Brian Dozier and Josh Willingham. Two guys you’d think should be in the lineup as the Minnesota Twins try to jump start their struggling offense. Well, they didn’t need them.
The Twins reigned victorious on Tuesday night after putting up 10 runs on the Kansas City Royals in a 10-1 romping. It was all Twins with a three-run inning in the fourth and five-run inning in the sixth. The fourth inning scoring was started by an Eduardo Nunez bases loaded single. Joe Mauer was the next man up and helped the cause with a two-run double.
Mauer extended his hit streak to 12 games with the double, but was lifted at the end of the inning after straining his oblique.
Eduardo Nunez started the scoring in the sixth with a solo homer. Kurt Suzuki drew a bases loaded walk and Sam Fuld hit a two RBI single in the big inning for the Twins. The Fuld single gave the Twins a 10-1 lead. An ex-Twin Danny Valencia RBI double gave the Royals another run in the eighth, but the Royals still fell 10-2.
Nunez had a great night in the leadoff spot in the lineup. Nunez went 3-for-5 with two RBI and a home run on Tuesday. Kendrys Morales also went 3-for-5. Chris Parmelee and Kurt Suzuki both notched two hits. Every Twins start had a hit on Tuesday.
Ricky Nolasco had a nice little start for Minnesota. Nolasco only went six innings, but only gave up one run on eight hits. James Shields didn’t have a good start for the Royals. Shields only went five innings giving up five runs, four of which were earned.
Boxscore can be found here.