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vs. Tor
W 9-5
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@ KC
L 0-5
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Min 4 - 5 KC
Final
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@ KC
11:10 AM PT12:10 PM MT1:10 PM CT2:10 PM ET14:10 ET18:10 GMT2:10 11:10 AM MST1:10 PM EST1:40 PM VEN22:10 UAE1:10 PM CT
@ TB
4:10 PM PT5:10 PM MT6:10 PM CT7:10 PM ET19:10 ET23:10 GMT7:10 4:10 PM MST6:10 PM EST6:40 PM VEN3:10 UAE (+1)6:10 PM CT

Royals bullpen holds on for 5-4 victory over Twins

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Bruce Chen labored through five innings before the Kansas City Royals' bullpen took over, shutting down the Minnesota Twins the rest of the way in a 5-4 victory Saturday.

The Royals have won five straight after getting swept last weekend in Minnesota.

Chen (1-1) allowed all four runs on eight hits and four walks, but the damage could have been a whole lot worse. The crafty left-hander twice walked the bases loaded, and his only clean inning was the first, when Brian Dozier hit a fly out that nearly left the park.

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Leaders
AVG: C. Colabello.350
HR: B. Dozier5
RBI: C. Colabello19
SB: B. Dozier5
W: K. Gibson3
ERA: K. Gibson0.93
Saves: G. Perkins3
K: P. Hughes17
Central Division
TeamWLPctGB
Detroit 86.571-
Kansas City 97.563-
Chi White Sox 89.4711.5
Minnesota 89.4711.5
Cleveland 710.4122.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .244 (18)
Runs: 86 (4)
Hits: 133 (19)
Home Runs: 12 (22)
Stolen Bases: 12 (8)
OBP: .348 (1)
SLG: .371 (23)
Total Bases: 202 (24)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 5.04 (28)
Runs Allowed: 83 (26)
Saves: 3 (22)
Strikeouts: 100 (29)
OpBA: .268 (26)
OBP: .339 (24)
SLG: .420 (24)
Run Support: 5.35 (3)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/17 J. Bartlett Sent to Minors For Rehabilitation
4/17 E. Nunez Called Up from Minors (recalled as 26th roster player)
4/17 E. Nunez Return of 26th man
4/12 J. Clement Retired
4/12 M. Tonkin Called Up from Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
4/7 J. Bartlett Sprained left ankle (on 15-day DL)
4/7 J. Willingham Hairline fracture, left wrist (on 15-day DL)
4/5 O. Arcia Strained right wrist (on 15-day DL)
4/2 C. Fien Left ankle contusion (day-to-day)
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