Kyle Gibson, Twins
Never allowed a Royal to reach third, allowing only two hits, both singles, in seven innings
BY THE NUMBERS
1 Stolen bases, and stolen-base attempts, by Trevor Plouffe, after second-inning theft
.475 Sam Fuld’s on-base percentage in July, second-best in the majors
71 Career ejections by Twins manager Ron Gardenhire, four this season
Phil Hughes returns from a leg injury to face K.C. lefthander Danny Duffy.