Billy Butler, Royals DH
The righthanded slugger was 2-for-5 with two RBI.
by the numbers
4 Times Scott Diamond has walked three batters in his past five starts
8 Times the Twins have been swept in a series this season.
9 Consecutive games won by Kansas City, its longest streak since 2003.
283 Career doubles for Justin Morneau, tying him for 10th on the Twins/Senators all-time list
.378 Batting average for Salvador Perez in his career against the Twins
Twins righthander Sam Deduno (7-4, 3.18 ERA) faces Houston righthander Jarred Cosart (1-0, 0.86) in the first of a three-game series.
LA VELLE E. NEAL III