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@ KC 
W 2-0
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L 2-3
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@ KC 
W 5-3
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Blanton has rough 1st inning as Royals lose to Twins, 5-3

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Joe Blanton had a bad first inning and that was enough to doom the Kansas City Royals

Blanton gave up two runs on his first four pitches and three overall in the first inning, and the Royals went on to a 5-3 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Saturday night.

Brian Dozier singled on Blanton's first pitch and Joe Mauer, who had his first four-hit game in nearly two years, homered on a 2-0 pitch.

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Leaders
AVG: J. Mauer.272
HR: B. Dozier16
RBI: T. Hunter45
SB: B. Dozier7
W: P. Hughes7
ERA: K. Gibson3.04
Saves: G. Perkins27
K: T. May71
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Kansas City 4533.577-
Minnesota 4338.5313.5
Detroit 4139.5135
Cleveland 3842.4758
Chi White Sox 3642.4629
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .251 (17)
Runs: 338 (14)
Hits: 678 (21)
Home Runs: 65 (23)
Stolen Bases: 37 (21)
OBP: .302 (24)
SLG: .391 (17)
Total Bases: 1058 (20)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.86 (14)
Runs Allowed: 333 (15)
Saves: 29 (3)
Strikeouts: 477 (30)
OpBA: .271 (28)
OBP: .322 (22)
SLG: .415 (22)
Run Support: 4.24 (15)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
7/4 S. Atchison Signed to a Minor League Contract
7/4 E. Santana Reinstated from Illegal Substance Suspension
7/3 A. Hicks Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
7/3 A. Hicks Removed From 15-Day DL (Strained right forearm)
7/3 A. Meyer Sent to Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
6/25 B. Buxton Sprained left thumb (on 15-day DL)
6/13 A. Hicks off 15-day DL
6/1 R. Nolasco Right ankle impingement (on 15-day DL)
5/11 J. Schafer off 15-day DL
5/9 T. Plouffe Family issues (day-to-day)
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