Ricky Nolasco, Twins
After coming in with a 9.00 ERA in his first two starts, the righthander held the Royals to one run over eight innings for his first victory with his new team.
BY THE NUMBERS
5 Career leadoff homers for Brian Dozier.
6 Unearned runs against Royals righthander James Shields, a career high.
17 Twins runs over the first two games of this series.
106 Career home runs for Joe Mauer, moving him into sixth on the Twins' all-time list.
Joe Mauer is 7-for-18 with six RBI in his career against Royals righthander Jason Vargas. The teams wrap up their series Sunday.
LA VELLE E. NEAL III