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Minnesota Kansas City Game Ends in 2-1 Twins Victory - Recap

Minnesota scored 1 run in the 11 to edge Kansas City 2-1 on Friday at Kauffman Stadium.

Minnesota was an underdog by +135 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 10.5.

Minnesota got 6 2/3 innings from Nick Blackburn, who gave up 1 earned run on 7 hits, while striking out 2. Casey Fien earned the victory, while the Twins got 1 RBI from Josh Willingham in the win.

Kansas City's starting pitcher Luke Hochevar worked 7 innings, giving up 5 hits and 1 earned run while striking out 1 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Alcides Escobar in a losing cause.

Glen Perkins pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 0 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.