Twins Vs. Royals: Bruce Chen Hits The Showers In The Third, Minnesota Leads 6-3 In The Fifth

Bruce Chen was only able to record eight outs for the Kansas City Royals before eventually been replaced by Nate Adcock per manager Ned Yost. Chen's total damage? 6 earned runs on 6 hits and 2 walks on 62 pitches.

Joe Mauer and Danny Valencia each hit RBI singles in the first to get runs on the board, but Josh Willingham's triple opened the flood gates to give the Twins a 4-0 lead after one inning.

Mike Moustakas hit a solo homerun in the second inning to get the Royals on the board, but another triple by Danny Valencia along with a sacrifice fly by Ryan Doumit pushed the lead to 6-1 after three innings.

Moustakas drove in another run in the fourth to close the lead to 6-3, and if his bat can stay hot, then maybe the Royals can turn things around on Sunday in Target Field.

Read more about the Royals at Royals Review. For more on the Twins, check out Twinkie Town. For more news and notes around Major League Baseball, be sure to visit our MLB hub page, Baseball Nation.

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