Minnesota Twins Fall In Their Return Home


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The Minnesota Twins lost the hit completion to the Kansas City Royals on Monday night by a tally of 10-9 which doesn’t look too bad. The score, the actual runs that touched the plate after touching the other bases in the correct order, ended up being 6-1 in favor of the Missourians.

Monday was another unimpressive start from Yohan Pino. Pino gave up four runs in 5.2 innings of work. KC starter Danny Duffy lasted for the same amount of innings, but only allowed one run in his outing on Monday.

The Royals never had a huge offensive outbreak in the ballgame, but instead knocked in a run or two in four different innings. The ‘big’ offensive plays in the game came off the bat of Royal shortstop Alcides Escobar who started the scoring with a two-run double in the second and capped the scoring with another two-run double in the eighth inning.

The Twins only run was scored via a Eduardo Nunez fifth inning RBi single. Nunez got the start at short on the same day he was activated. Trevor Plouffe was also activated before the game and played third. Pedro Florimon and Jorge Polanco were optioned back to the minors to make room for the duo.

Chris Parmelee keeps keeping on keeping on going 2-for-4 on the night and holding the title of the only Twin to get extra-bases with a double. Kurt Suzuki and Eduardo Nunez also went 2-for-4 in the game.

Here’s the boxscore for your enjoyment.