Twins sloppy play leads to Royals victory

It was a much calmer night at Kauffman Stadium, as the KC Royals beat Minnesota by a 7-1 score in the series opener.

The Twins play was sloppy, though they only were given one error. Their pitchers threw two wild pitches, which led to two runs.

Royals starter Edinson Volquez during spring training 2015 (Jen Nevius).

Royals starter Edinson Volquez during spring training 2015 (Jen Nevius).

The Royals received another solid start by Edinson Volquez. He allowed a run in the second, though an Eric Hosmer throwing error allowed the run to score. Overall, Volquez allowed five hits and walked one while striking out five over seven innings.

Since MLB has yet to issue suspensions, Kelvin Herrera pitched the 8th inning for the Royals. He pitched a scoreless inning, though he walked one.

The Royals broke the game open in the bottom of the eighth, capped by Paulo Orlando‘s fifth triple of the season. This triple scored two runs with two outs.

Since the Royals scored three more runs in the bottom of the eighth, there was no need for Wade Davis to close out the game. Ryan Madson instead pitched the ninth and was perfect with two ground outs and a strikeout.

Kendrys Morales had two hits and two RBIs. Salvador Perez also had two hits. Alcides Escobar returned to the lineup and went 1-for-4 with a run scored.

 

The Royals look to take the second game of their series with the Twins on Tuesday when they send Jason Vargas to the mound. With Omar Infante feeling better, maybe he returns to the lineup?

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About Jen Nevius

I first became a KC Royals fan way back in 1995 when I attended my first Wilmington Blue Rocks game. I fell in love with minor league baseball then and began following the Royals as former Blue Rocks clawed their way to the big leagues. 3+ years ago I started covering the Royals for Aerys Sports, but since the site has been shut down, I am going out on my own.
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