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No sweep for Twins
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Royals 5, Twins 1
Francisco Liriano threw 90 pitches, 51 for strikes. (Charlie Riedel/AP)
Francisco Liriano had the expected ups and downs in his first Major League start since Tommy John surgery in 2006, giving up four runs in 4 2/3 innings on six hits and five walks. He also struck out four, but the Twins couldn't find the runs to counter vs. Kansas City's Brian Bannister.
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Series at a glance:
MIN
Minnesota (6-6)
Lost 1
Kansas City 5, Minnesota 1   KC
Kansas City (7-5)
Won 1
April 13, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Minnesota
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 3 0
Kansas City
1 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 X   5 7 1
Standings thru 4/13/08  |  Recap: MIN  |  Gameday  |  Twins stats  |  Royals stats
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Gomez, CF4000001.269
Harris, 2B3100000.333
Kubel, DH4010003.263
Morneau, 1B4011003.225
Young, LF3000012.244
Lamb, 3B2000110.176
Redmond, C3000001.000
Span, RF3000000.250
Everett, SS2010000.130
  a-Tolbert, PH-SS1000010.435
Totals291311310 

a-Struck out for Everett in the 8th.

BATTING
TB: Kubel; Morneau; Everett.
RBI: Morneau (9).
2-out RBI: Morneau.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Morneau 2.
GIDP: Young; Redmond.
Team LOB: 3.

FIELDING
DP: (Everett-Harris-Morneau).

 
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Gathright, CF4120001.239
German, 2B3011000.143
Teahen, LF4000013.286
Butler, 1B1011300.386
  1-Gload, PR-1B0000000.333
Guillen, RF4000024.122
Gordon, 3B3321101.333
Olivo, DH3011111.167
Buck, C3100103.206
Pena, SS3001001.033
Totals285756414 


1-Ran for Butler in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Olivo (2, Liriano), Gordon (4, Liriano).
HR: Gordon (3, 8th inning off Rincon, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Gathright 2; German; Butler; Gordon 6; Olivo 2.
RBI: Butler (4), Olivo (3), Pena (3), German (1), Gordon (7).
2-out RBI: Butler; German.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gathright; Teahen; Buck.
S: German.
SF: Pena.
GIDP: Guillen.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Gordon (1, 3rd base off Liriano/Redmond).

FIELDING
E: Guillen (1, fielding).
DP: 2 (Pena-Butler, Pena-German-Butler).

 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Liriano (L, 0-1)4.26445407.71
Bass 2.10001003.27
Rincon 1.01110016.75
 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bannister (W, 3-0)9.03101300.86

HBP: Harris (by Bannister).
Pitches-strikes: Liriano 90-51, Bass 17-10, Rincon 8-6, Bannister 111-72.
Ground outs-fly outs: Liriano 5-5, Bass 7-0, Rincon 0-3, Bannister 15-9.
Batters faced: Liriano 25, Bass 7, Rincon 4, Bannister 31.
Inherited runners-scored: Bass 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Derryl Cousins. 1B: Angel Hernandez. 2B: Eric Cooper. 3B: Marty Foster.
Weather: 37 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 15 mph, L to R.
T: 2:10.
Att: 13,886.

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