8:10 PM ET, July 26, 2010
Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Danny Valencia's own grandchildren may have trouble believing this story one day.Not only was his first major league home run a grand slam, it came in a 19-1 victory. And on a night he went 4 for 4. And, topper of toppers, it was off the reigning American League Cy Young winner in a six-run first inning.
• Minnesota's Joe Mauer had his second five-hit game of the season (fourth of his career) and drove in a career-high seven runs.
• Mauer is the third catcher in baseball history to have a five-hit, seven-RBI game.
• Twins rookie Danny Valencia became the fourth rookie this year to hit a grand slam for their first career home run (Brennan Boesch, Daniel Nava and Mike Stanton).
• Delmon Young tallied another four hits for Minnesota and is now hitting .427 this month.
• Reigning Cy Young winner Zack Greinke allowed a season-high eight earned runs, the most he's allowed in a start since 2008.
• The 18-run loss matches the worst in Kansas City Royals history, they lost 21-3 to the Oakland Athletics in 2000.
It was the fourth time Mauer had five hits, and the second against Kansas City this year. ... Royals RHP Gil Meche gave up seven runs on eight hits in four innings Monday in a rehab assignment at Triple-A Omaha against New Orleans. ... KC SS Yuniesky Betancourt was a late scratch because of a "personal emergency."
Regular Season Series
|Minnesota leads 13-5 (as of Mon 7/26)|
|Fri 4/16||@MIN 10, KC 3||Recap|
|Sat 4/17||@MIN 6, KC 5||Recap|
|Sun 4/18||KC 10, @MIN 5||Recap|
|Fri 4/23||MIN 8, @KC 3||Recap|
|Sat 4/24||MIN 9, @KC 7||Recap|
|Sun 4/25||@KC 4, MIN 3||Recap|
|Tue 6/8||@MIN 7, KC 3||Recap|
|Wed 6/9||@MIN 6, KC 2||Recap|
|Thu 6/10||KC 9, @MIN 8||Recap|
|» Mon 7/26||MIN 19, @KC 1||Box Score|
|Tue 7/27||MIN 11, @KC 2||Recap|
|Wed 7/28||MIN 6, @KC 4||Recap|
|Mon 9/6||@MIN 5, KC 4||Recap|
|Tue 9/7||@MIN 10, KC 3||Recap|
|Wed 9/8||@MIN 4, KC 3||Recap|
|Mon 9/27||@KC 10, MIN 8||Recap|
|Tue 9/28||@KC 10, MIN 1||Recap|
|Wed 9/29||MIN 4, @KC 2||Recap|
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|1st||A Casilla tripled to deep right, J Repko scored.||1||0|
|1st||J Mauer singled to left, A Casilla scored.||2||0|
|1st||D Valencia homered to left (390 feet), J Mauer, D Young and J Kubel scored.||6||0|
|4th||J Mauer singled to right, D Valencia and J Hardy scored.||8||0|
|6th||A Casilla singled to center, D Valencia scored.||9||0|
|6th||J Mauer doubled to deep left center, A Casilla scored.||10||0|
|6th||D Young doubled to deep center, J Mauer scored.||11||0|
|6th||M Cuddyer doubled to left, D Young scored, J Morales to third.||12||0|
|6th||J Kubel singled to right, J Morales and M Cuddyer scored.||14||0|
|7th||J Mauer homered to left (384 feet), J Repko and A Casilla scored.||17||0|
|8th||J Hardy tripled to deep center, D Valencia scored.||18||0|
|8th||A Casilla hit sacrifice fly to center, J Hardy scored.||19||0|
|9th||W Betemit doubled to deep left, M Maier scored.||19||1|
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|Stadium||Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, MO|
|Attendance||19,306 (50.9% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||85 degrees, partly cloudy|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Rob Drake, First Base - Angel Hernandez, Second Base - Ron Kulpa, Third Base - Dan Bellino|