MLB Game Recap - Minnesota at Kansas City
Sun Aug 9, 2020 2:05 PM EDT

BAL
6
WSH
2
F
ATL
5
PHI
2
F
NYY
3
TB
4
F
MIA
2
NYM
4
F
DET
2
PIT
1
F
TOR
3
BOS
5
F
MIN
2
KC
4
F
CIN
3
MIL
9
F
LAA
3
TEX
7
F
ATL
8
PHI
0
F
ARI
5
SD
9
F
SF
2
LAD
6
F
COL
3
SEA
5
F
HOU
2
OAK
7
F
CLE
5
CHW
4
F(10)
CHC
STL
PPD

August 9, 2020 2:05 PM

Final

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

E

Minnesota (10-6)

0

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

7

0

Kansas City (7-10)

2

0

1

0

0

1

0

0

x

4

8

1

W: Singer (1-1)

L: Berrios (1-2)

S: Barlow (1)

MIN - HR: none

KC - HR: Franco (4)

Dozier, Singer lead Royals over Twins 4-2 for 3-game sweep
Sun Aug 9, 2020 10:05 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Hunter Dozier hit a two-run single in his first at-bat since testing positive for COVID-19, prized prospect Brady Singer earned his first major league win and the Kansas City Royals swept the Minnesota Twins 4-2 Sunday.

The Royals won their fourth in a row overall. The Twins lost all three at Kauffman Stadium and have dropped four straight.

Dozier, who hit 26 home runs last year and tied for the big league lead with 10 triples, hadn't played this season while recovering from the virus. He quickly delivered, putting the Royals ahead 2-0 in the first inning.

"Each guy just keeps getting better and I'm really impressed," Royals manager Mike Matheny said. "Dozier was in here pretty early today and we are happy he is back."

Singer (1-1) allowed two runs and five hits in five innings. A 24-year-old righty, the Royals' first-round draft pick in 2018 struck out four and walked two in his fourth start in the majors.

"I'm really happy about it, but hopefully it's just the start," Singer said. "I felt good the whole outing and my body felt strong."

The Kansas City bullpen threw four shutout innings, striking out six and allowing just two hits. After Greg Holland and Josh Staumont blanked the Twins, Scott Barlow closed for his first save.

"We're always ready to go," Staumont said. "We've been fighting so the clubhouse was negative, but we knew we needed to change it."

Jose Berrios (1-2) went 5 1/3 innings, giving up four runs. He allowed Maikel Franco's leadoff homer in the sixth.

A wild pickoff throw by Singer helped the Twins score twice in the third, keyed by Max Kepler's RBI double.

"In general, the offense is probably a little flat," Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said. "Why that is, couldn't give you an exact answer. But I think that's probably a point of emphasis and something we can focus on."

Salvador Perez hit a sacrifice fly in the Royals third for a 3-2 lead.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Royals: OF Franchy Cordero was placed on the IL (right wrist sprain) and Dozier was reinstated.

UP NEXT

Twins: RHP Randy Dobnak (2-1, 0.60 ERA) takes the mound in Milwaukee on Monday.

Royals: LHP Kris Bubic makes his third start of the season, facing Cincinnati on Tuesday night.

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Pitchers of Record

Minnesota IP H ER BB K ERA WHIP
J. Berrios (L, 1-2) 5.1 8 4 3 4 6.75 2.063
Kansas City IP H ER BB K ERA WHIP
B. Singer (W, 1-1) 5 5 2 2 4 3.60 1.400
S. Barlow (S, 1) 1 0 0 0 2 0.00 0.000

Batting Leaders

Minnesota AB H R HR RBI BB TB SB RC
M. Kepler 3 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 1.1
N. Cruz 4 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.0
Kansas City AB H R HR RBI BB TB SB RC
J. Soler 3 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 1.7
M. Franco 4 1 1 1 1 0 4 0 1.0

Team Comparison

MIN KC
At Bats 34 30
Hits 7 8
Batting Average .206 .267
On Base Percentage .250 .361
Slugging Percentage 0.235 0.433
Doubles 1 2
Triples 0 0
Home Runs 0 1
Total Bases 8 13
Walks 2 5
Strikeouts 10 6
Stolen Bases 0 1
Caught Stealing 0 1
Runners Left On Base 7 8
Hits / At Bats with Runners In Scoring Position 1/5 1/10
Double Plays Fielded 0 0
Errors 0 1

2020 Regular Season - KC Leads Series 3-0

Date Result Winner Loser
Fri Aug 7 MIN 2 @ KC 3 G. Holland M. Wisler
Sat Aug 8 MIN 6 @ KC 9 T. Zuber L. Thorpe
Sun Aug 9 MIN 2 @ KC 4 B. Singer J. Berrios

Game Information

Stadium: Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
Attendance: 0
Game Time: 3:16
Weather: 79F, Partly Cloudy
Wind:
Umpires: Home Plate - ?, First Base - ?, Second Base - ?, Third Base - ?