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Gibson pitches Twins to 2-1 victory over Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Even after a lengthy replay, Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire still thinks the call was wrong.

No worry. When he was ejected for arguing the play in the third inning Tuesday night, it gave him a nice vantage point - a flat-screen TV and a comfy chair in the clubhouse - to see Kyle Gibson shut down the Kansas City Royals for seven innings in a tense 2-1 victory.

The play in question was Chris Parmelee's sinking liner to left field that Alex Gordon appeared to trap while sliding. The umpires ruled it a catch, though, likely saving a run. Gardenhire quickly challenged it, only to be incensed when a review of 3 minutes, 31 seconds let it stand.

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Leaders
AVG: S. Perez.278
HR: M. Moustakas13
RBI: O. Infante49
SB: A. Escobar22
W: J. Shields9
ERA: J. Vargas3.31
Saves: G. Holland27
K: J. Shields125
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Detroit 5746.553-
Kansas City 5352.5055
Cleveland 5254.4916.5
Chi White Sox 5255.4867
Minnesota 4857.45710
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .262 (5)
Runs: 417 (19)
Hits: 948 (5)
Home Runs: 61 (30)
Stolen Bases: 85 (3)
OBP: .312 (19)
SLG: .374 (22)
Total Bases: 1354 (24)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.70 (12)
Runs Allowed: 419 (12)
Saves: 29 (12)
Strikeouts: 755 (26)
OpBA: .256 (20)
OBP: .319 (18)
SLG: .389 (16)
Run Support: 3.98 (18)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
7/29 J. Saunders Released
7/28 C. Colon Called Up from Minors
7/28 B. Hayes Designated for Assignment
7/28 L. Hendriks Traded Toronto (with C Erik Kratz for 3B Danny Valencia)
7/28 L. Hendriks Sent to Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
7/23 E. Hosmer Left game - bruised hand (day-to-day)
7/9 J. Vargas Appendectomy (on 15-day DL)
6/21 N. Aoki off 15-day DL
6/1 D. Valencia off 15-day DL
5/26 Y. Ventura Left game - elbow (day-to-day)
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