Tommy Milone allowed four runs in 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision as the Twins went on to defeat the Royals 11-5 in 10 innings on Thursday.
Milone has not had good results for the Twins, now sporting a 7.94 ERA in four starts with his latest team. Against the Royals, he yielded nine hits and two walks without recording a strikeout. On the season overall, he has a 4.21 ERA, a 1.37 WHIP, and a 70/33 K/BB ratio. Milone will match up against the White Sox at home on Tuesday in his next start.
Jeremy Guthrie got a no-decision after allowing five runs in six innings as the Royals lost to the Twins in 10 innings on Thursday.
The Twins racked up the hits against Guthrie with nine of them along with two walks over the right-hander's six frames. Guthrie also struck out five. He has a 4.43 ERA, a 1.31 WHIP, and a 112/44 K/BB ratio, which he'll take into Tuesday's home start against the Rangers.
Alex Gordon hit his 17th home run of the season, finishing 2-for-5 overall, in the Royals' 10-inning loss to the Twins on Thursday.
Gordon tied the game up at 5-5 in the seventh inning with a solo home run off of Ryan Pressly. The AL MVP candidate now has 17 home runs, 61 RBI, eight stolen bases, and a .282/.356/.457 slash line. August has been good to him, as he is batting .305 (29-for-95) with eight home runs and 14 RBI.
Brian Dozier went 3-for-5 with an RBI single and a two-run double in Thursday's 10-inning win against the Royals.
Dozier singled in a run in the fourth inning and added the Twins' fourth and fifth runs of the 10th inning with a two-run double. The second baseman has now hit safely in seven consecutive games and sports a .240/.345/.419 slash line with 20 home runs, 61 RBI, and 20 stolen bases.
Jordan Schafer went 3-for-5 with four runs batted in and a stolen base in Thursday's 10-inning victory against the Royals.
Schafer singled in a run in the fourth inning, doubled in a run in the sixth, and knocked in two insurance runs with a 10th-inning single. He has performed well since joining the Twins on a waiver claim, batting .328 (21-for-64) with 10 stolen bases since August 5. Schafer is on an eight-game hitting streak as well.