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Twins use sixth sense
Twins' offense lights up
Joe Mauer tripled, doubled, singled and knocked in two runs, and Justin Morneau launched a three-run homer to wake up the long-slumbering Twins offense. Carlos Silva held the Royals to four runs through 6 2/3 innings.
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Twins 7, Royals 4
Justin Morneau hits a three-run homer in the Twins' five-run sixth inning. (Ed Zurga/AP)
Series at a glance:
Lima time cut short in KC
John Buck and Matt Stairs each hit solo homers early in the game, but Jose Lima was hit hard in the sixth and allowed six runs through 5 1/3 innings of the Royals' fifth straight loss. Denny Hocking knocked in two runs in the seventh inning.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: August 30, 2005
DET
CLE
PPD
MIN
Minnesota (70-62)
Won 2
Minnesota 7, Kansas City 4   KC
Kansas City (42-88)
Lost 5
August 30, 2005
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Minnesota
2 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0   7 11 2
Kansas City
0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0   4 11 1
Standings through 8/30/05  |  Gameday  |  Twins Stats  |  Royals Stats
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ryan, LF4010010.242
Punto, 2B3210201.241
Mauer, C5232003.302
Jones, J, RF4111013.255
Ford, CF3111000.260
LeCroy, DH4010003.261
Morneau, 1B4113001.237
Cuddyer, 3B4010010.253
Bartlett, SS4010010.268
Totals3571172411 

BATTING
2B: Ryan (5, Lima), Ford (26, Lima), Mauer (25, Lima).
3B: Mauer (2, Lima).
HR: Morneau (18, 6th inning off Gobble, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Ryan 2; Punto; Mauer 6; Jones, J; Ford 2; LeCroy; Morneau 4; Cuddyer; Bartlett.
RBI: Mauer 2 (52), Ford (48), Jones, J (61), Morneau 3 (64).
2-out RBI: Ford.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: LeCroy.
S: Ryan.
GIDP: Jones, J; Mauer.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ford (11, 2nd base off Gobble/Buck), Jones, J (10, 3rd base off Gobble/Buck).

FIELDING
E: Jones, J (3, fielding), Mauer (5, missed catch).
DP: (Punto-Bartlett-Morneau).

 
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Guiel, CF5000026.111
Hocking, 2B5012024.222
Long, LF5000013.272
Brown, RF4020000.283
Stairs, DH4121002.267
Berroa, SS4010002.260
Teahen, 3B4010003.232
Buck, C2211101.222
McEwing, 1B4130000.250
Totals3741141521 

BATTING
2B: Brown 2 (27, Silva, Crain).
HR: Buck (8, 3rd inning off Silva, 0 on, 0 out), Stairs (12, 4th inning off Silva, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Hocking; Brown 4; Stairs 5; Berroa; Teahen; Buck 4; McEwing 3.
RBI: Buck (32), Stairs (51), Hocking 2 (3).
2-out RBI: Stairs; Hocking 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hocking 2; Berroa; Long 2.
GIDP: Teahen.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Guiel (1, fielding).
DP: 2 (Hocking-Berroa-McEwing 2).

 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Silva (W, 9-6)6.28440223.34
Romero (H, 11)0.10000102.79
Crain (H, 11)1.02000002.51
Nathan (S, 34)1.01001202.31
 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lima (L, 5-13)5.17661106.56
Gobble 3.04111316.42
Burgos 0.20000003.42

HBP: Buck (by Silva), Ford (by Lima).
Pitches-strikes: Silva 108-76, Romero 6-3, Crain 6-4, Nathan 21-14, Lima 88-53, Gobble 53-36, Burgos 3-2.
Ground outs-fly outs: Silva 12-6, Romero 0-0, Crain 3-0, Nathan 0-1, Lima 6-9, Gobble 2-4, Burgos 2-0.
Batters faced: Silva 29, Romero 1, Crain 4, Nathan 5, Lima 24, Gobble 14, Burgos 1.
Inherited runners-scored: Romero 1-0, Gobble 2-2, Burgos 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Angel Hernandez. 1B: Brian Runge. 2B: Tom Hallion. 3B: Greg Gibson.
Weather: 83 degrees, clear.
Wind: 7 mph, L to R.
T: 2:45.
Att: 13,819.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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