Jason Vargas, Kansas City
The lefthander pitched seven innings of shutout ball to win his second game without a loss and drop his ERA to 1.24 this season.
By the NUMBERS
57 Outfield assists for the Royals’ Alex Gordon since he became an outfielder in 2011, the most in baseball.
6 Times Twins starter Ricky Nolasco has given up 11 hits in a game in his career.
2 Home runs by the Royals’ Mike Moustakas this season, leading the team.
Look for Jason Kubel to return to left field and Brian Dozier to return to the leadoff spot Saturday when the Twins face Bruce Chen. First pitch is at 1:10 p.m.
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