Bruce Chen tossed seven innings of four-hit ball to lead the Royals to a 1-0 win over the Twins. Brayan Pena plated the game’s only run on a single in the second inning. Francisco Liriano struck out eight, but allowed Pena’s single during his six innings of work to fall to 1-and-6. The teams start the finale of the series at 7:10.
Mauer Third In All-Star Voting
(New York, NY) — Joe Mauer of the Twins is third among American League catchers in voting for the All-Star Game. Mauer is over 587-thousand votes behind Mike Napoli of the Rangers for the top spot in fan balloting. Matt Wieters of the Orioles is in second place.
Twins Continue Draft
(Secaucus, NJ) — The Twins continued to take part in the MLB First-Year Draft yesterday. In the second round, the Twins selected left-handed pitcher Mason Melotakis. The Twins also scooped up pitcher J.T. Chargois in the second round.