Jeremy Guthrie made his KC Royals debut on Sunday afternoon, but brought his same struggles with him. The Minnesota Twins won, 7-5.
Ryan Doumit gave the Twins a 1-0 lead with a solo homerun leading off the 2nd inning.
Doumit struck again with a two-run single with two outs in the 3rd inning. Brian Dozier followed with a two-run double.
Guthrie allowed five runs on four hits and three walks over five innings.
Doumit would hit another homerun to lead off the 6th inning off lefty Tim Collins. The switch-hitting Doumit hit a homerun from both sides of the plate (he went 3-for-4).
That offense helped Twins starter Sam Deduno pick up his first big league victory.
The Royals got back into the game late, as Billy Butler and Yuniesky Betancourt both homered. Butler’s came in the 8th inning (a two-run shot). Yuni’s came as a pinch-hitter in the 9th inning with two outs.