Phil Hughes was cruising and then the eighth inning happened. The Minnesota Twins had just handed Hughes a one-run lead in the seventh inning via an Oswaldo Arcia RBI double, but Hughes couldn’t keep the 1-0 lead intact for the Twins.
Hughes had only surrendered two hits before the eighth inning, but the Twins ace couldn’t even get out of the inning. Hughes ended up being responsible for four runs in the eighth inning while the Royals scored a total of six in the inning. Hughes ended up giving up seven hits with no walks and four strikeouts in the loss.
The big Royals rally started with a Jarrod Dyson RBI infield single followed by a pair of RBI singles from Norichika Aoki and Billy Butler. The cherry on top for the Royals was a Salvador Perez two-RBI triple. Yes, a catcher triple.
The Twins only notched five hits as a team with no one registering multiple hits. Trevor Plouffe and Oswaldo Arcia notched doubles in the contest. Aoki and Perez both registered two this for the Royals.
The Twins put this big offensive output on ex-Twin Liam Hendriks, whom was the Royals starter. Hendriks went seven innings, allowing the one run on four hits while striking out five.
Minnesota will try to salvage a game from the three-game set tomorrow with first pitch set for 7:10.
Kansas City currently sits 2.5 games ahead of Detroit in the American League Central standings.
The boxscore for Wednesday’s game is right here.
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