Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Will Smith spun seven scoreless innings on
Tuesday as the Kansas City Royals thumped the Minnesota Twins, 9-1, in the
opener of a three-game series at Target Field.
Smith (5-7) threw 68 of his 107 pitches for strikes and scattered seven hits
while fanning seven and walking three to put an end to a three-start losing
Lorenzo Cain crushed a two-run triple among his three hits and Alcides Escobar
also knocked in a pair of runs with a three-bagger for the Royals, who have
won three of their last four. Eric Hosmer clubbed a solo shot in the victory.
Ryan Doumit knocked in the lone run of the night for the Twins and Scott
Diamond (11-7) was knocked around for four runs on 10 hits and three walks
over six innings to lose for the second time in his past three starts.
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