The Kansas City Royals do not get to play the role of spoiler as their comeback against the Minnesota Twins falls short and they lose 10-7 last night.
Things did not go well for Royals starter Lenny Dinardo as he would only make it into the second inning, giving up seven runs on six hits.
The Twins struck first with five runs in the first and would add two more to the lead in the second. Minnesota kept up the offensive show by plating three more runs in the fourth to stretch their lead to 10.
The Royals would finally get on the board in the fifth when Yuniesky Betancourt hit a ground ball that scored Alex Gordon. Gordon had doubled earlier in the inning. Mitch Maier would then hit a single that scored Luis Hernandez who had come in to pinch run for Betancourt.
In the sixth, Hernandez would hit a bases loaded single that would score Alberto Callaspo and Mark Teahen. Josh Anderson would then hit another single which would score Alex Gordon.
Two innings later, the Royals would again have the bases loaded. This time Maier would hit the single which would score Miguel Olivo and Alex Gordon. But that would end the scoring for Kansas City.
The Twins now trail the Detroit Tigers, who lost last night to the Chicago White Sox, by one game in the American League Central.
Same two teams this afternoon as Zack Greinke will go after win number 17 for Kansas City against Minnesota’s Nick Blackburn.
Game time is 3:10.