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-- The Minnesota Twins swept a doubleheader Saturday over Kansas City 3-1 and 8-7 at Kauffman Stadium.
Kansas City, MO (Sports Network) - The Minnesota Twins swept a doubleheader Saturday over Kansas City 3-1 and 8-7 at Kauffman Stadium.
Cole De Vries tossed 6 2/3 strong innings on Saturday and the Minnesota Twins dropped the Kansas City Royals, 3-1, in game one of the doubleheader
De Vries (4-5) allowed just one run on seven hits with three strikeouts and did not walk a batter to record his second consecutive positive decision. Alex Burnett and Jared Burton combined for 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief and Glen Perkins worked around a two-out hit-by-pitch in the ninth to notch his ninth save.
Justin Morneau drove in a pair of runs and Ryan Doumit added an RBI-single for the Twins, who have won two of their last three games. Jamey Carroll had three hits in the victory.
Will Smith (4-7) was saddled with the loss after allowing three runs on nine hits and two walks over six-plus innings. He struck out four.
Johnny Giavotella drove in the only run with a single for the Royals, who had their three-game winning streak snapped.
Joe Mauer crushed a grand slam and the Minnesota Twins completed a doubleheader sweep of the Kansas City Royals with an 8-7 win in Saturday's nightcap at Kauffman Stadium.
Chris Parmelee smacked a three-run home run for the Twins, who took the opener of the twinbill, 3-1, behind a solid outing from Cole De Vries.
Anthony Swarzak (3-4) picked up the win with 2 2/3 innings of relief behind starter Liam Hendriks, who allowed five runs on 10 hits with five strikeouts. Kyle Waldrop worked the eighth and Glen Perkins picked up his second save of the day with a scoreless ninth.
Mike Moustakas and Eric Hosmer drove in two runs apiece, while Salvador Perez went 4-for-5 with an RBI single. Billy Butler had three hits, including an RBI base hit, and scored three times for the Royals.
Luke Hochevar (7-13) took the loss after being tagged for eight runs on six hits and a season-high four walks in just 1 2/3 innings.