IMPACT PLAYER: Alex Gordon, Kansas City
He went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer.
BY THE NUMBERS
8 Runs scored by the Royals in the eighth inning, the most in an inning against the Twins since Anaheim had a nine-run inning July 25, 2009.
22 Games Jason Kubel has at least one hit in.
Carl Pavano will go for his 100th career victory.