MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 12: Salvador Perez #13 of the Kansas City Royals congratulates Alcides Escobar #2 on scoring against the Minnesota Twins during the fifth inning on September 12, 2012 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
The Royals used big offensively innings to beat the Twins scoring 5 runs in the 5th and 4 runs in the 8th. Luke Hochevar pitched like his normal crappy self, but he was at least good enough to keep the game close and get it to the bullpen.
- Ryan Doumit made 3 errors in the 8th.
- Every Royal got a hit. 13 singles and a Perez solo HR.
- Hochevar: 5 IP, 5 Runs, 6 Hits, 4 BB, 4 SO
- Butler had a long single after hitting the ball off the wall.