Michael Cuddyer’s Superman act didn’t impress the Royals one bit. Despite Cuddyer’s two home runs and all three Minnesota RBIs, Kansas City knocked off the Wild-Card contender 4-3.
A big three-run sixth inning provided the advantage KC needed. Following David DeJesus’ single and Mark Grudzielanek’s ground-rule double, Mike Sweeney single past Twins’ shortstop Jason Bartlett to tie the game at two. An Emil Brown single later, Ryan Shealy knocked a base hit into left to score Sweeney and give KC the lead for good.
Luke Hudson pitched seven strong innings to earn the victory. Joe Nelson gave up Cuddyer’s second homer in the ninth inning, but still got the save.
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