Both team's offenses came alive late as they combined to score 16 runs from the sixth inning on. Kansas City took a 5-1 advantage in the sixth inning with the big blow being a two-run double off the bat of Irving Falu. Minnesota answered back with five runs in the bottom half of the frame to take a 6-5 lead. The Twins would tack on four more runs in the seventh and eighth and led 10-5 going to the ninth.
The Royals got an RBI single from Brayen Pena in the ninth and a two-run single from Falu to pull to within 10-8 but couldn't get any closer. Falu finished 3 for 5 in the game with four RBIs. Pena also drove in two runs and Eric Hosmer had three hits to raise his average to .233.