Royals get past Twins 4-3Minnesota Sports
-- Luis Mendoza tossed a career-high eight innings of one-run ball and Jonathan Broxton escaped a jam in the ninth as the Kansas City Royals edged the Minnesota Twins, 4-3, in the opener of a four- game series at Target Field.
Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Kansas City 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 4 11 0
Minnesota 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 7 0
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W:L.Mendoza(3-4) L:B.Duensing(1-4) S:J.Broxton (20)
HR: KAN- S.Perez (2) MIN- None
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American League Game Summary - Kansas City at Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Luis Mendoza tossed a career-high eight innings of one-run ball and Jonathan Broxton escaped a jam in the ninth as the Kansas City Royals edged the Minnesota Twins, 4-3, in the opener of a four- game series at Target Field.
Mendoza (3-4) scattered five hits, did not walk a batter and struck out five to earn his first win since May 13, snapping a span of seven winless appearances (four starts).
Broxton gave up two runs in the ninth, but left the tying run on third base to record his 20th save of the year.
Salvador Perez homered while Yuniesky Betancourt had two hits, an RBI and a run scored for the Royals, who stretched their win streak up to four games.
Brian Duensing (1-4) allowed three runs on eight hits over four-plus innings to take the loss for Minnesota, which dropped its third straight.
Broxton entered for the ninth and quickly walked Denard Span before giving up a base hit to Ben Revere to bring the tying run to the plate with no outs.
Joe Mauer then slapped a double into left field to plate Span and Josh Willingham followed with a grounder to short that scored Revere, bringing the Twins within 4-3.
Justin Morneau's fly out to center field placed the tying run on third with two outs, but Trevor Plouffe popped up Broxton's next pitch towards the third base side and Mike Moustakas made the catch in foul territory to end the game.