MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Benintendi had 4 hits and two house runs, the final a two-run shot within the eleventh to ship the Kansas Metropolis Royals to a 6-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Friday evening.
Benintendi had 5 RBIs in his second multi-homer recreation of the season in Minnesota. He’s pushed in 11 runs in his final three video games for Kansas Metropolis.
Ervin Santana (2-2) pitched round a stroll and the automated runner in a scoreless tenth towards his former staff, and Greg Holland earned his eighth save in 12 probabilities.
Juan Minaya (2-1) took the loss for the Twins.
Benintendi’s fifteenth homer of the yr off Minaya was an opposite-field fly that simply discovered its manner over the wall. Kansas Metropolis had loaded the bases within the tenth towards Minaya, who obtained Salvador Perez to floor out to finish the inning.
The ball was flying early on a gentle evening in Minnesota, with the temperature 80 levels at first pitch.
Benintendi opened the scoring within the first with a three-run homer off Twins rookie starter Griffin Jax. He additionally hit two house runs in Minnesota on Could 1.
The Twins adopted with a pair of house runs within the backside of the primary off Royals rookie starter Daniel Lynch.
Byron Buxton led off with a deep drive to middle discipline that bounced off the dealing with of the second deck an estimated 457 toes. Jorge Polanco doubled and Rob Refsnyder singled in entrance of Josh Donaldson’s twenty second homer of the yr.
Twins: Supervisor Rocco Baldelli confirmed the season is over for LHP Taylor Rogers, who’s on the injured listing with a left center finger sprain. Rogers has been out since July 27. Baldelli mentioned Rogers might begin enjoying catch quickly. … RHP Randy Dobnak, again on the disabled listing with a proper center finger damage, has a full tear of the A4 pulley within the finger. Baldelli wouldn’t rule out a return this season for Dobnak however admitted it’s unlikely. Rogers and Dobnak don’t want surgical procedure and must let the accidents heal. … LHP Lewis Thorpe performed lengthy toss on Friday and can throw a bullpen on Saturday as he tries to get well from a left shoulder impingement.
RHP Michael Pineda (5-8, 3.99 ERA) begins Saturday for Minnesota, with Kansas Metropolis going with RHP Brady Singer (4-9, 4.58). Pineda is again within the rotation after making his first profession reduction look. He threw three scoreless outings after being activated from the injured listing on Sept. 6. Singer is coming off his finest begin of the season with seven scoreless innings towards the Chicago White Sox.
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