Billy Butler, Royals
Cannoned a first-inning fastball onto the batter’s eye in center field, the lone run surrendered by Twins starter Liam Hendriks.
BY THE NUMBERS
10 Strikeouts by Joe Mauer in the season’s first nine games, a career-high pace.
190 Combined pitches thrown by starting pitchers Hendriks and Wade Davis in their five-inning starts.
5 Runs scored by the Twins in the three-game series in Kansas City, after scoring 13 against Detroit and 15 at Baltimore.
Vance Worley faces a National League team again as the Mets make their first-ever visit to Target Field on Friday.