Are you sitting down? You need to before I tell you this… Good? Good. Ricky Nolasco pitched great on Tuesday night. I’m not kidding. Nolasco went seven shutout innings while only giving up three hits and a walk while striking out six. Yes, that Ricky Nolasco had that good of an outing.
The Minnesota Twins who had an offensive outburst this past weekend couldn’t give Nolasco a lot of run support though. The Twins only scored one run that being from a Joe Mauer RBI single in the seventh inning. That put Nolasco in line for the win, but Nolasco didn’t get the win.
The Kansas City Royals didn’t score a run until the ninth inning and in the ninth inning they scored two. It was a walk-off homer off of the bat of Alex Gordon to give the Royals the win. The homer came off of the Twins All-Star closer Glen Perkins. It was the closer’s fifth blown save of the season.
Both teams had five hits each. Only Alex Gordon had multiple hits in the game with a single and his homer. The only extra-base hit for the Twins was a Brian Dozier double, his 29th of the year.
Here’s Tuesday night’s boxscore.