Some changes before the game would not have much of a difference on the outcome as the Kansas City Royals return to the K after a six game road trip and lose to the Minnesota Twins, 8-3.
Before the game, the Royals announced they had released Juan Cruz and Luis Mendoza had been designated for assignment. So far this season, the bullpen had an ERA of almost seven, a 3-4 record and five blown saves.
To replace Cruz and Mendoza, the Royals brought up right hander Brad Thompson and left hander Bruce Chen from Triple-A Omaha.
The Twins bats would be on fire as they would chase Royals starter Gil Meche before the end of the fourth inning. Meche would give up four runs on four hits.
David DeJesus was the offensive attack for Kansas City as he would go for 2-3 with two RBI’s, including an inside the park home run. Or was it?
In the sixth, DeJesus hit a deep fly ball to right field that looked like it actually did leave the park. But the ball bounced through the hands of a fan, and back off the top of the wall. The umpire ruled the ball was still in play. DeJesus, without blinking an eye, raced all the way around the bases to score. Video replay after clearly showed that DeJesus had hit the ball out of the park.
The Royals will look to Luke Hochevar to get them back on track in game two of the series tonight at the K. The Twins will start Nick Blackburn.
First pitch is 6:10.