Sunday, September 02, 2007

Royals Drop Another One in Minnesota

Game Date: September 1, 2007
Twins 6, Royals 4 / Box Score
WP: Silva (11-13), LP: Duckworth (2-4), SV: Nathan (29)
Royal Home Runs: Gordon (12)
Royals Record: 60-75

Brandon Duckworth certainly didn't make the kind of start we were hoping for. He gave up five earned runs in just 4.1 innings, and even though the bullpen kept the Twins for scoring any more runs, that's all the Twins needed. The Royals actually grabbed the lead in the fifth inning when Alex Gordon hit a solo home run, but in the bottom half of the inning the Twins scored four times to make it 6-3, Minnesota. Shane Costa doubled in Billy Butler in the eighth but the comeback fell a couple of runs short.

Mike Sweeney was booed every time he came to the plate, which is pretty funny and doesn't make a lot of sense. I guess Twins' fans expected him to not try to get a hit against Scott Baker a couple of nights ago when he was three outs shy of a no-hitter. Sweeney had two hits last nights, just for good measure.

This afternoon, Brian Bannister (11-7, 3.27) will go against Boof Bonser (6-11, 4.72). Bannister is 1-0 in his career against the Twins with a 2.57 ERA. Bonser is 1-3 against the Royals with a 3.92 ERA.

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