Ahhh. Just getting this up in time for first pitch. More to come later.
|Kansas City Royals|
|Revere, CF||Gordon, LF|
|Carroll, SS||Escobar, A, SS|
|Mauer, 1B||Butler, DH|
|Willingham, LF||Moustakas, 3B|
|Morneau, DH||Cain, CF|
|Plouffe, 3B||Hosmer, 1B|
|Doumit, C||Francoeur, RF|
|Mastroianni, RF||Perez, S, C|
|Casilla, A, 2B||Betancourt, Y, 2B|
|_Blackburn, P||_Hochevar, P|
It took a little longer than perhaps it should have, but a win is a win. Darin Mastroianni put the Twins up with a solo shot after taking a brushback pitch and Josh Willingham finally drove Joe Mauer home with the winning run in the 11th inning.
But the Chat’s vote for Boyfriend of the Day goes to starting pitcher Nick Blackburn, who’s return from Rochester was certainly a successful one. He threw 6 2/3 innings of ball and with relief help from Tyler Robertson, Jared Burton, Casey Fien and Glen Perkins, the Twins got a nice W. - JC