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Kansas City Falls 3-1 to Minnesota - Recap

Minnesota moneyline bettors cashed on Thursday courtesy of a 3-1 win against the Kansas City Royals at Target Field.

The Twins were a -133 favorite in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 9.5.

Minnesota got 7 innings from Samuel Deduno, who gave up 1 earned run on 5 hits, while striking out 3. He earned the victory, while the Twins got 1 RBI from Justin Morneau in the win.

Kansas City's starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie worked 6 1/3 innings, giving up 6 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 4 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Alcides Escobar in a losing cause.

The battle of the bats favored Kansas City as they had 7 hits, while Minnesota only had 6.

The game was closed out by Glen Perkins who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 1 hit, 1 walk and fanned 1 batter to earn the save.