Trevor Plouffe tried to make it exciting, but his three-run homer in the ninth was all the rally the Minnesota Twins could muster as they fell to the Kansas City Royals, 6-4.
Trevor May made his first start at Target Field and it wasn’t the best outing to ever grace the Target Field mound. May lasted 4.2 innings and allowed three runs on seven hits and four walks. In his short time in the big leagues, May’s ERA currently stands at an even 9.00.
May didn’t give up any runs until the fifth inning when the Royals scored three runs on a pair of RBI singles. After that it, again, turned into a home run derby. The Royals hit a pair of solo jacks throughout the rest of the game along with another RBI single to give the Royals their six runs.
Oswaldo Arcia hit a solo shot in the seventh and Plouffe hit the three-run shot, but that was all the offense the Minnesota Twins could muster.
Offensive star of the night for the Twins must be split between Arcia and Plouffe. Arcia was the only Twin to register multiple hits with two. Arcia and Plouffe were the only players to register RBI on the game with Plouffe having that solid three.
The Twins officially drop the series to the Royals, 3-1.
Cleveland comes into Target Field now for a three game set before the Tigers come in for four games in three days over the weekend.
Here’s Monday night’s boxscore.
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