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Barrage of homers help Royals to first winning streak

Apr 21, 2007 - 3:49 AM KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Ticker) -- The Kansas City Royals are glad to be home.

The Royals used homers from Mark Grudzielanek, Mark Sweeney and Reggie Sanders to post an 11-7 victory over the Minnesota Twins in the first game of a five-game homestand.

After beating Detroit, 4-3, in 10 innings Thursday, Kansas City established its first winning streak of the season after going just 2-7 on a road trip against Toronto, Baltimore and Detroit.

Sweeney sliced a 2-0 lead in half with his first homer of the season in the second and Grudzielanek hit his first during a five-run fifth inning that gave the Royals a 7-4 lead.

The Twins cut the lead to 7-6 on a two-run single by Nick Punto in the following inning.

However, in the seventh, Sanders homered to give the Royals an 8-6 edge. The left fielder wore number 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson in the Royals first home game since Sunday's rainout against Baltimore. Kansas City then loaded the bases in the eighth with no outs and tacked on three more runs.

The Royals' offensive outburst helped Odalis Perez (1-2) pick up his first win of the season. The lefthander allowed four runs and seven hits in five innings.

Sidney Ponson (1-2), who had been 6-1 in his last seven start vs. the Royals, took the loss by allowing six run and six hits in 4 1/3 innings.

Joe Mauer went 3-for-4 and Michael Cuddyer hit his second homer in the ninth for the Minnesota, which was coming off a three-game sweep of Seattle.








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    MINNESOTA 0 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 7 13 0
    KANSAS CITY 0 1 1 0 5 0 1 3 x 11 15 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: MIN - SIDNEY PONSON, GLEN PERKINS (5TH), MATT GUERRIER (7TH), DENNYS
    REYES (8TH), JUAN RINCON (8TH) AND JOE MAUER
    KAN - ODALIS PEREZ, RYAN BRAUN (6TH), JIMMY GOBBLE

    Apr 20 11:21 PM


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    AT KANSAS CITY - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY MICHAEL CUDDYER (2) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 9TH OFF DAVID RISKE.
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 7, KANSAS CITY 11
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: J MORNEAU (.305, 2-FOR-4)

    Twins vs. RoyalsApr 20 11:20 PM


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    AT KANSAS CITY - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY EMIL BROWN SCORED MIKE SWEENEY.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, R GLOAD ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 6
    KANSAS CITY 11 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: A GORDON (.137, 1-FOR-3, BB, RBI)

    Twins vs. RoyalsApr 20 11:12 PM


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    AT KANSAS CITY - SCORING UPDATE
    WILD PITCH BY JUAN RINCON ALLOWED MARK TEAHEN TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, R GLOAD ON FIRST, M SWEENEY ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 6
    KANSAS CITY 10 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: E BROWN (.167, 0-FOR-0)

    Twins vs. RoyalsApr 20 11:10 PM


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    AT KANSAS CITY - SCORING UPDATE
    BASES LOADED WALK TO MIKE SWEENEY SCORED DAVID DEJESUS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M SWEENEY ON FIRST, M TEAHEN ON SECOND, M
    GRUDZIELANEK ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 6
    KANSAS CITY 9 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: R GLOAD (.258, 0-FOR-4, RBI)

    Twins vs. RoyalsApr 20 11:05 PM


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    AT KANSAS CITY - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY REGGIE SANDERS (2) TO LEFT CENTER WITH 0
    OUT IN THE 7TH OFF MATT GUERRIER.
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 6, KANSAS CITY 8
    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: A GORDON (.140, 1-FOR-2, BB, RBI)

    Apr 20 10:37 PM


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    AT KANSAS CITY - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY REGGIE SANDERS (2) TO LEFT CENTER WITH 0
    OUT IN THE 7TH OFF MATT GUERRIER.
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 6, KANSAS CITY 8
    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: A GORDON (.140, 1-FOR-2, BB, RBI)

    Twins vs. RoyalsApr 20 10:37 PM


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    AT KANSAS CITY - MID INNING UPDATE
    PLAY: M Guerrier relieved G Perkins.
    SITUATION: 0 RUNS IN, NONE ON, 0 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 6
    KANSAS CITY 7 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: R Sanders (.385, 1-FOR-3)

    Apr 20 10:36 PM


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    AT KANSAS CITY - PITCHING CHANGE
    MIN: MATT GUERRIER (0-0, 0.00) STARTING THE 7TH
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 6, KANSAS CITY 7
    DUE UP FOR KANSASCITY: R SANDERS (.385, 1-FOR-3)

    Apr 20 10:36 PM


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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    MINNESOTA 0 2 1 0 1 2 0 6 10 0
    KANSAS CITY 0 1 1 0 5 0 7 13 0 (BOT 7)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: MIN - GLEN PERKINS
    KAN - TODD WELLEMEYER

    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: R SANDERS (.385, 1-FOR-3)
    A GORDON (.140, 1-FOR-2, BB, RBI)
    J BUCK (.444, 1-FOR-2, BB)

    Apr 20 10:35 PM


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    AT KANSAS CITY - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY NICK PUNTO SCORED MIKE REDMOND AND JASON TYNER.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, N PUNTO ON SECOND, J BARTLETT ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 6
    KANSAS CITY 7 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: J MAUER (.392, 3-FOR-3, 2 RBI)

    Twins vs. RoyalsApr 20 10:10 PM


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    AT KANSAS CITY - SCORING UPDATE
    WILD PITCH BY GLEN PERKINS ALLOWED ALEX GORDON TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, J BUCK ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 4
    KANSAS CITY 7 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: T PENA JR (.200, 1-FOR-2)

    Twins vs. RoyalsApr 20 9:45 PM


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    AT KANSAS CITY - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY ALEX GORDON SCORED ROSS GLOAD.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, A GORDON ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 4
    KANSAS CITY 6 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: J BUCK (.444, 1-FOR-2)

    Twins vs. RoyalsApr 20 9:42 PM


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    AT KANSAS CITY - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY ROSS GLOAD SCORED MARK TEAHEN.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, R GLOAD ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 4
    KANSAS CITY 5 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: R SANDERS (.400, 1-FOR-2)

    Twins vs. RoyalsApr 20 9:37 PM


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    AT KANSAS CITY - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY MARK GRUDZIELANEK (1) TO LEFT WITH 0
    OUT IN THE 5TH OFF SIDNEY PONSON SCORED DAVID DEJESUS.
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 4, KANSAS CITY 4
    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: M TEAHEN (.213, 1-FOR-2, RBI)

    Twins vs. RoyalsApr 20 9:32 PM


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    AT KANSAS CITY - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JOE MAUER SCORED NICK PUNTO.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J MAUER ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 4
    KANSAS CITY 2 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: M CUDDYER (.328, 0-FOR-2)

    Apr 20 9:23 PM


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    AT KANSAS CITY - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JOE MAUER SCORED NICK PUNTO.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J MAUER ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 4
    KANSAS CITY 2 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: M CUDDYER (.328, 0-FOR-2)

    Twins vs. RoyalsApr 20 9:23 PM


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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    MINNESOTA 0 2 1 0 3 6 0
    KANSAS CITY 0 1 1 0 2 6 0 (TOP 5)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: MIN - SIDNEY PONSON
    KAN - ODALIS PEREZ

    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: A CASILLA (.214, 0-FOR-2)
    N PUNTO (.159, 1-FOR-2)
    J MAUER (.380, 2-FOR-2, RBI)

    Apr 20 9:14 PM


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    AT KANSAS CITY - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MARK TEAHEN SCORED TONY PENA JR.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M TEAHEN ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 3
    KANSAS CITY 2 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: M SWEENEY (.214, 1-FOR-1, HR, RBI)

    Twins vs. RoyalsApr 20 8:59 PM


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    AT KANSAS CITY - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY JOE MAUER SCORED NICK PUNTO.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J MAUER ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 3
    KANSAS CITY 1 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: M CUDDYER (.333, 0-FOR-1)

    Twins vs. RoyalsApr 20 8:45 PM


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    AT KANSAS CITY - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY MIKE SWEENEY (1) TO LEFT CENTER WITH 0 OUT
    IN THE 2ND OFF SIDNEY PONSON.
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 2, KANSAS CITY 1
    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: R GLOAD (.296, 0 HR, 2 RBI)

    Apr 20 8:33 PM


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    AT KANSAS CITY - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY MIKE SWEENEY (1) TO LEFT CENTER WITH 0 OUT
    IN THE 2ND OFF SIDNEY PONSON.
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 2, KANSAS CITY 1
    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: R GLOAD (.296, 0 HR, 2 RBI)

    Twins vs. RoyalsApr 20 8:33 PM


  • AL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    MINNESOTA 0 2 2 4 0
    KANSAS CITY 0 0 1 0 (BOT 2)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: MIN - SIDNEY PONSON
    KAN - ODALIS PEREZ

    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: M SWEENEY (.195, 0 HR, 3 RBI)
    R GLOAD (.296, 0 HR, 2 RBI)
    R SANDERS (.391, 1 HR, 5 RB

    Apr 20 8:31 PM


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    AT KANSAS CITY - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JASON BARTLETT SCORED MIKE REDMOND.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J BARTLETT ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 2
    KANSAS CITY 0 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: A CASILLA (.231, 0-FOR-1)

    Twins vs. RoyalsApr 20 8:30 PM


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    AT KANSAS CITY - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY MIKE REDMOND SCORED JUSTIN MORNEAU.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M REDMOND ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 1
    KANSAS CITY 0 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: J TYNER (.344, 0 HR, 3 RBI)

    Twins vs. RoyalsApr 20 8:29 PM