Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - A fielding error by Pedro Florimon allowed
Alex Gordon to score the go-ahead run in the top of the seventh and the Kansas
City Royals won a season-high eighth straight game with a 4-3 victory over the
Minnesota Twins in the middle test of a three-game set.
Tied at 2-2 and with Caleb Thielbar (1-1) pitching for the Twins, Gordon
ripped a two-out triple to right-center. Hosmer then hit a grounder towards
Florimon, who was unable to pick up the ball, allowing Gordon to reach home.
Casey Fien came in relief, and Hosmer stole second and scored on Billy
Butler's base hit to center.
Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie (11-7) gave up two runs on six hits and a pair
of walks over six innings to pick up his third consecutive win. Greg Holland
pitched a scoreless ninth to notch his 28th save.
Florimon had a home run while Chris Herrmann and Trevor Plouffe drove in a run
apiece for the Twins, who have lost three straight. Starter Kevin Correia
allowed 10 hits but just two runs in six frames.
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