We're out of the basement!
The Kansas City Royals used some clutch hitting to pick up their third consecutive win as the Royals moved to 6-14 with a 7-6 road victory over the Minnesota Twins. As we all probably know, all six Royals victories have come away from Kauffman Stadium this season.
After the Twins three times came back to tie the game or take the lead after the Royals had an edge, Mike Moustakas and Alcides Escobar each had RBI singles in the top of the 8th inning to give us the lead for good.
Alex Gordon had what is likely his greatest game of the season thus far, going 2-for-3 at the plate with two walks. In the first inning he collected two RBI on a two-run home run off Minnesota starter Carl Pavano.
Billy Butler also continued his recent hot streak with two hits and three RBI. He also hit a two-run home run in the third inning off of Pavano.
Royals spot starter Everett Teaford went four innings for Kansas City, allowing four runs on eight hits. 46 of his 75 pitches went for strikes as he also walked two and struck out one.
Jose Mijares earned the win and improved to 1-1, while Jonathan Broxton pitched a perfect bottom of the ninth for his third save.
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