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Veteran offers boost
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Twins 5, Royals 0
Delmon Young slides into third on a wild pitch in the Twins' four-run second. (Orlin Wagner/AP)
Livan Hernandez continued to provide leadership and results for the Twins, earning his third victory in as many starts. Minnesota's offense chipped in early, scoring four times off Gil Meche in the second inning before Justin Morneau's solo homer in the third.
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Series at a glance:
MIN
Minnesota (5-5)
Won 2
Minnesota 5, Kansas City 0   KC
Kansas City (6-4)
Lost 2
April 11, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Minnesota
0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   5 8 0
Kansas City
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 9 0
Standings thru 4/11/08  |  Recap: MIN | KC  |  Gameday  |  Twins stats  |  Royals stats
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Gomez, CF5122010.326
Tolbert, SS4031101.556
Mauer, C5000005.278
Morneau, 1B2111201.250
Young, LF3100103.263
Kubel, DH4000012.233
Harris, 2B3110110.346
Lamb, 3B4000024.188
Span, RF4111020.222
Totals345855716 

BATTING
2B: Gomez (4, Meche).
3B: Gomez (1, Yabuta).
HR: Morneau (3, 3rd inning off Meche, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Gomez 5; Tolbert 3; Morneau 4; Harris; Span.
RBI: Span (1), Gomez 2 (4), Tolbert (1), Morneau (8).
2-out RBI: Span; Gomez 2; Tolbert.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Mauer; Lamb.
GIDP: Young.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Tolbert (1, 2nd base off Meche/Buck), Young (2, 2nd base off Meche/Buck).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Span (Butler at 2nd base).

 
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Gathright, CF4010000.200
Grudzielanek, 2B4010002.387
Teahen, LF3010111.343
Guillen, RF4000025.146
Butler, DH4010013.385
Gordon, 3B4020000.317
Gload, 1B4010011.324
Buck, C4010003.226
Callaspo, SS4010003.357
Totals350901518 

BATTING
2B: Gordon (3, Hernandez), Buck (1, Nathan).
TB: Gathright; Grudzielanek; Teahen; Butler; Gordon 3; Gload; Buck 2; Callaspo.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Callaspo 2; Buck; Butler 2.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
DP: (Grudzielanek-Callaspo-Gload).

 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hernandez (W, 3-0)7.07001302.57
Crain 1.01000103.38
Nathan 1.01000100.00
 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Meche (L, 0-2)6.05554617.13
Yabuta 2.02001100.00
Ramirez 1.01000000.00

WP: Nathan, Meche.
IBB: Morneau (by Meche).
Pitches-strikes: Hernandez 99-63, Crain 9-5, Nathan 20-16, Meche 108-62, Yabuta 38-24, Ramirez 12-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Hernandez 10-8, Crain 1-0, Nathan 1-1, Meche 8-4, Yabuta 2-3, Ramirez 2-1.
Batters faced: Hernandez 29, Crain 3, Nathan 4, Meche 26, Yabuta 9, Ramirez 4.
Umpires: HP: Eric Cooper. 1B: Marty Foster. 2B: Derryl Cousins. 3B: Angel Hernandez.
Weather: 42 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 18 mph, L to R.
T: 2:46.
Att: 16,691.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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