The Royals blew a 5-0, but bounced back to beat the Twins 10-6 at the Metrodome Thursday. Kansas City trailed 6-5 going into the sixth inning, but left the frame with a 10-6 lead. All five of their runs in the rally were the result of home runs. Mark Teahen and John Buck hit solo shots and Mike Sweeney hit a three-run homer to end the rally. Sweeney finished with five RBI’s. His two-run double in the second inning but the Royals on top 5-0.
In the first inning, Matt Stairs drove in a run with a single and Angel Berroa hit a single to drive in two more.
Royals’ starter Mike Wood was charged with all six of the Twins’ runs. Nick Punto cut into the Royals lead with a two-run homer in the third and Lew Ford made the score 5-3 with an RBI single.
Wood allowed a three-run homer to Luis Rodriguez in the fourth inning, which gave Minnesota a 6-5 lead.
D.J. Carrasco picked up the win in relief, pitching and inning and a third.