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Kansas City Royals left fielder Alex Gordon (4) acknowledges the cheers after receiving his Gold Glove award before Monday's baseball game against the Minnesota Twins on April 8, 2013, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/MCT)

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Twins-Royals game recap

  • April 10, 2013 - 12:07 AM

GAME RECAP

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Alex Gordon, Royals

Led off the first inning with a single, led off the second inning with a triple, and scored both times as the Royals opened up a big lead.

BY THE NUMBERS

3 Home runs hit by the Twins, the most since they hit four at Cleveland last Aug. 6.

5 Consecutive hits to open the game by the Royals, leading to a five-run first inning.

60 Pitches thrown by Mike Pelfrey in his two-inning start.

ON DECK

Liam Hendriks makes his second start of the season, against a Royals team that has generated a 7.24 ERA against him in three previous starts

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