Twins Rout Royals

Posted: August 16, 2008 by twinsfan21 in Uncategorized

Last night, the Twins won their third consecutive game, and Fransisco Liriano won his second straight start. With the win against the Kansas City Royals, the Minnesota Twins took a half game lead over the Chicago White Sox.

Delmon Young hit a two-run home run in the second inning, which also scored Jason Kubel. It was Delmon Young’s fifth home run of the season. Jason Kubel also had a triple in the fourth inning. Delmon Young, Brian Buscher, Denard Span, and Justin Morneau all had RBIs in the game. Carlos Gomez had a stolen base.

Fransisco Liriano pitched five and two-thirds of an inning, with five strikeouts. He gave up all three runs on six hits. Boof Bonser and Dennys Reyes came in relief for Liriano, and pitched three and a third of an inning. They combined to give up no runs on two hits. They also combined for four strikeouts.

Today the Minnesota Twins will send Scott Baker (7-3) to the mound against Gil Meche (10-9), of the Kansas City Royals. The Twins will be looking for a three game sweep of the Royals.


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