Minnesota 6, Kansas City 3
September 11, 2007
AP - Sep 11, 10:38 pm EDT
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Scott Baker beat Kansas City for the third time this season, pitching the Minnesota Twins to a 6-3 victory Tuesday night that extended the Royals' losing streak to seven games.
Baker, who carried a perfect game into the ninth inning of a shutout against Kansas City on Aug. 31, gave up three runs in 5 2-3 innings this time. He improved to 3-0 with a 1.59 ERA in three starts against the Royals this year, with 20 strikeouts and two walks in 22 2-3 innings.
Baker (9-7) allowed 10 hits but got help from his bullpen. Joe Nathan worked a scoreless ninth for his 32nd save in 36 opportunities.
Alex Gordon went 4-for-4 with two doubles and a walk for the Royals, who stranded 13 runners and equaled their longest losing streak of the season.
The Twins took advantage of errors by first baseman Billy Butler in the first inning and left fielder Joey Gathright in the sixth to score two unearned runs off Kyle Davies (2-5).