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Twins 7, Royals 1
Kevin Slowey threw 94 pitches in his outing on Wednesday night. (Jim Mone/AP)
Kevin Slowey showed why the Twins consider him up-and-coming with a strong seven-inning start that helped them remain a game behind Chicago, which also won. Jason Kubel had three hits and drove in two runs for Minnesota.
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Series at a glance:
KC
Kansas City (61-83)
Lost 3
Minnesota 7, Kansas City 1   MIN
Minnesota (80-65)
Won 2
September 10, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Kansas City
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 6 1
Minnesota
0 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 X   7 12 0
Standings thru 9/10/08  |  Recap: KC | MIN  |  Gameday  |  Royals stats  |  Twins stats
Kansas City AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Aviles, SS-3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 .321
Callaspo, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .295
DeJesus, CF 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 .295
Guillen, J, DH 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .258
Teahen, RF 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 .246
Gload, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .270
Buck, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .220
German, E, LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .242
Smith, J, 3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .182
  a-Ka'aihue, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .200
  Pena, T, SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .165
Totals 31 1 6 1 1 4 11  

a-Struck out for Smith, J in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Teahen (25, Slowey), Gload (17, Slowey).
TB: Teahen 3; Aviles; Callaspo; Gload 2; Guillen, J.
RBI: DeJesus (64).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: German, E; Smith, J; Gload 2.
SF: DeJesus.
GIDP: Guillen, J.
Team RISP: 0-for-7.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Oviedo (1, throw).
Pickoffs: Oviedo (Punto at 1st base).

 
Minnesota AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Span, RF 4 1 0 0 1 2 2 .302
Casilla, A, 2B 4 2 3 0 0 0 0 .300
Mauer, C 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 .323
Morneau, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .309
Kubel, DH 4 1 3 2 0 0 0 .279
Young, D, LF 4 1 2 1 0 0 2 .287
Buscher, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .301
Punto, SS 4 0 1 1 0 1 2 .284
Gomez, C, CF 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 .253
Totals 35 7 12 5 2 5 16  

BATTING
2B: Kubel (19, Davies).
TB: Punto; Gomez, C 2; Kubel 4; Mauer; Casilla, A 3; Young, D 2.
RBI: Gomez, C (43), Kubel 2 (71), Young, D (62), Punto (26).
2-out RBI: Gomez, C; Punto; Kubel.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Span 2; Buscher 2.
Team RISP: 5-for-13.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Gomez, C (30, 2nd base off Davies/Buck).
CS: Punto (6, 2nd base by Oviedo/Buck).
PO: Punto (1st base by Oviedo).

FIELDING
DP: (Punto-Casilla, A-Morneau).

 
Kansas City IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Davies (L, 6-7) 5.2 8 4 4 1 3 0 4.70
Oviedo 0.1 2 3 3 1 0 0 3.63
Gobble 0.2 2 0 0 0 0 0 10.21
Tejeda 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.19
 
Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Slowey (W, 12-9) 7.0 4 1 1 1 2 0 3.63
Bonser 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 6.06
Breslow 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.21

Oviedo pitched to 3 batters in the 7th.

Pitches-strikes: Davies 105-65, Oviedo 13-7, Gobble 19-11, Tejeda 14-8, Slowey 94-65, Bonser 15-13, Breslow 15-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Davies 7-4, Oviedo 0-0, Gobble 1-1, Tejeda 0-1, Slowey 8-9, Bonser 1-0, Breslow 1-1.
Batters faced: Davies 26, Oviedo 3, Gobble 4, Tejeda 4, Slowey 25, Bonser 3, Breslow 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Oviedo 1-0, Gobble 1-1, Tejeda 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Charlie Reliford. 1B: Brian Runge. 2B: Chad Fairchild. 3B: Greg Gibson.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:50.
Att: 20,421.
Venue: Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.
September 10, 2008
September 10, 2008

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