The Royals were no-hit through six innings Sunday by Twins’ starter Scott Baker. Trailing 4-0, the Royals bats came alive in the 7th as they go on to win 7-5 and take two out of three on this short road trip.
Willie Bloomquist broke up the no-hitter with a single to begin followed by a single from Mark Teahen. The momentum swung in the Royals’ favor with Jose Guillen’s three-run homer. Baker then gave up back to back singles to the next two hitters before being pulled for Luis Ayala, gave up a double to Alberto Callaspo that scored two more runners.
Kansas City starter Gil Meche went six innings, allowing four runs on seven hits and two walks in his first start after leaving Monday’s game with Toronto because of a stiff back.
The Twins were up 2-0 advantage starting the 6th inning when Michael Cuddyer singled home Justin Morneau and later scored on Delmon Young’s single up the middle.
With a three run lead, Joakim Soria came on to pitch the ninth. Soria was picked up the final five outs in Kansas City’s 10-7 11-inning victory on Saturday.