Min 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
KC 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 X 3
Date of game: 7/30/2014

Recap: Kansas City vs. Minnesota

Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Alex Gordon provided the go-ahead RBI double as the Kansas City Royals used a sixth-inning rally to top the Minnesota Twins, 3-2, in the middle test of a three-game set on Wednesday.

Gordon finished 3-for-4 with two doubles, a run scored and an RBI, while Salvador Perez and Mike Moustakas each hit an RBI double for the Royals, who bounced back from a 2-1 loss in the series opener on Tuesday.

Jason Frasor (2-1) earned the win after recording a strikeout to get the Royals out of a bases-loaded jam in the sixth. Starter Danny Duffy gave up one run on four hits and six walks in 5 2/3 innings.

"Frasor was huge coming in with the bases loaded to get us out of that jam," said Royals manager Ned Yost.

Josh Willingham homered and Danny Santana drove in a run for Minnesota, which had its two-game win streak come to an end. Starter Phil Hughes (10-8) was tagged with the loss after allowing three runs on seven hits over six frames.

The Twins opened the scoring in the second after Willingham led off the frame by crushing an 0-1 fastball to left.

Minnesota failed to add more runs in the fourth and sixth innings. Brian Dozier and Willingham both walked with one out in the fourth. They pulled off a double steal, but Dozier was thrown out at home on the play and Willingham was left stranded at third after Trevor Plouffe grounded out.

Duffy's outing ended in the sixth after he loaded the bases off a single by Dozier and a pair of walks by Sam Fuld and Kurt Suzuki. Frasor took the mound and got Chris Colabello to strike out to escape the jam.

The Royals responded in the home half with a trio of RBI doubles from Perez, Gordon and Moustakas to take a 3-1 lead.

"It seems like every bad game I've had there's been one bad inning," Hughes said.

Chris Parmelee doubled off Scott Downs to open the seventh. Eduardo Nunez greeted Kelvin Herrera with a base hit to right. With runners on the corners, Santana's line-drive single to left made it a 3-2 game.

Fuld's sacrifice bunt moved the runners to second and third, but they were left stranded after Herrera fanned Dozier and Willingham to keep the lead intact.

In the ninth, Nunez took a one-out walk and moved to second on a wild pitch by Royals closer Greg Holland, but the closer fanned Santana and Fuld to nail down his 28th save of the season.

Game Notes

Minnesota went 2-for-12 with runners in scoring position and stranded nine men on base ... Hughes has lost three straight starts ... Fuld has hit in eight straight road games ... Gordon drove in his 47th run of the season.

Texas QB Ash out against BYU

Texas starting quarterback David Ash will not play in Saturday's game against BYU after sustaining a concussion in last weekend's season opener.

NASCAR News
Kyle Busch Motorsports drivers hit Canada

The series will run its 14th race of the season on Sunday at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. This will be the second time the series competes in Canada. One year ago, Chase Elliott won the inaugural truck race at this 2.459-mile, 10-turn road course. Wallace finished fourth.

Royals activate Hosmer

The Kansas City Royals will get their first baseman back for the season's stretch run, as the club reinstated Eric Hosmer from the 15-day disabled list as rosters expanded on Monday.

USA tested by Turkey in World Cup prelim

Kenneth Faried scored 22 points on 11- of-14 shooting and the United States pulled away down the stretch for a 98-77 win over Turkey on Day 2 of the 2014 FIBA World Cup.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.