Game Date: May 2, 2009
Kansas City @ Minnesota
Royals 10, Twins 7 (11 inn.) / Box Score
WP: Soria (1-0), LP: Breslow (0-1)
KC Home Runs: Bloomquist (1)
Royals Record: 13-11 / Record in May 1-1
If you saw this game, you know how ugly it was: 17 runs, 29 hits, and 4 errors. Through it all, Willie Bloomquist was the unlikely hero, going deep once (his first HR since 2007), stealing two bases, and going 3-for-5 with a walk and two runs scored. John Buck drew a bases loaded walk in the top of the eleventh to give the Royals a lead. The Royals scored twice more and Joakim Soria pitched the final 1.2 innings to pick up the win.