It took seven pitchers and ten innings, but the Minnesota Twins finally claimed victory over the Kansas City Royals in what had been a brutal August series. Tommy Milone got the start for the Twins and he pitched a shelling. Milone only lasted 5.1 innings giving up four runs on nine hits, but for once the Twins scored some runs this series.
The Twins had 5-4 lead going into the bottom of the seventh inning until Alex Gordon hit a solo homer to right field. The game would stay tied until the 10th inning when the Minnesota Twins put up a six spot on Bruce Chen. Chen got out of the inning eventually, but not after giving up a pair of RBI singles and a pair of RBI doubles resulting in a final score of 11-5.
Chen’s performance was just a little bit worse than starter Jamey Guthrie. Guthrie went six innings giving up five runs on nine hits. The two were a string of six pitchers that the Royals used on Thursday night.
The game saw 16 runs, but only saw one home run. Eduardo Nunez gets to walk around a little taller as he gets to claim the go-ahead RBI in the tenth inning via a single. Jordan Schafer knocked in two, Brian Dozier knocked in two and Kurt Suzuki knocked in one more to sum up the big extra frame.
It’s a three-way tie for offensive star of the night for the Twins. Dozier, Suzuki and Schafer all registered three hits in the ballgame. Suzuki contributed two doubles and an RBI. Dozier hit a double and knocked in three. Schafer also registered a double while achieving a game high four RBI.
The boxscore from Thursday’s game is right here for your viewing pleasure.