Alex Gordon, Royals
The left fielder went 3-for-4 with a double, scored a run and got his average to a nice, round .300.
By the NUMBERS
4 Bases-loaded walks by the Twins this season, most in the majors.
5 Runs in the fourth inning for the Royals, tying a season high.
2-2 The Twins’ record in one-run games.
Phil Hughes will be looking to pitch longer than five innings for the first time this season when he faces the Royals in the series finale Sunday. Rookie Yordano Ventura, wielding a fastball that hits 100 miles per hour, is scheduled to start for Kansas City.
LA VELLE E. NEAL III