Major League Baseball
Minnesota 5, Kansas City 3
When: 2:15 PM ET, Saturday, June 22, 2019
Where: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
Temperature: 88°
Umpires: Home - Jerry Meals, 1B - Tom Woodring, 2B - Gabe Morales, 3B - Marty Foster
Attendance: 28504

The Minnesota Twins scored twice in the top of the 10th inning to defeat the Kansas City Royals 5-3 on a blistering Saturday afternoon in Kansas City.

Luis Arraez led off the 10th with a single and moved to second when Jake Cave was hit by a pitch. After Jorge Polanco flied to left, C.J. Cron's ground ball eluded Hunter Dozier at third to score Arraez. Nelson Cruz struck out, but Eddie Rosario's double scored Cave to give the Twins an insurance run.

Trevor May (2-1) pitched the ninth and picked up the win for the Twins. Wily Peralta (2-3) took the loss for the Royals. Blake Parker picked up his 10th save in 11 chances.

Both starting pitchers - Jose Berrios and Danny Duffy - pitched well enough to win, though neither factored in the decision.

Berrios gave up hits to the first two batters and then didn't allow another hit until there were two outs in the sixth inning. For the game, he allowed two runs on five hits and three walks before being removed in the eighth with a blister on his right ring finger. He struck out three.

Duffy was nearly as good as Berrios, at least through seven innings. Miguel Sano's monster second-inning home run was the only score for the Twins through seven innings. He allowed three runs on six hits in eight innings, walking two and striking out four. All three runs he surrendered came on solo home runs.

Sano led off the second inning with a 454-foot bomb to center for his ninth home run of the season. He has more home runs (12) and RBIs (43) against the Royals than he does against any other major league team.

Cave led off the eighth inning for the Twins with his first home run of the season, a 437-foot shot to right center. One out later, Cron planted one in the left field bullpen.

Kansas City's Humberto Arteaga stroked a single to right to lead off the bottom of the eighth for his first major league hit. He scored on Alex Gordon's two-out double for Kansas City's first run. After Jorge Soler was hit by a pitch, Dozier singled home two runs to tie the score.

The game-time temperature was 88 degrees and the heat index was 95.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Starting Pitchers
Minnesota   Kansas City
Jose Berrios Player Danny Duffy
No Decision W/L No Decision
7.0 IP 8.0
3 Strikeouts 4
5 Hits 6
2.57 ERA 3.38
Minnesota   Kansas City
C.J. Cron Player Nicky Lopez
3 Hits 2
2 RBI 0
1 HR 0
6 TB 2
.600 Avg .400
Team Stats Summary
Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Minnesota 9 3 19 .237 16 5 5 2 0 0
Kansas City 7 0 10 .200 21 7 3 5 1 0