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Kansas City Downed 2-0 By Minnesota - Jake Diekman Takes Loss

Minnesota didn't allow Kansas City to get on track at the plate, mowing them down for a 2-0 shutout win and a trip to the pay window for bettors on Friday.

Minnesota won as a -230 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 9.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Kyle Gibson earned the victory for the Twins, throwing 8 innings of work, striking out 6, walking 0, and allowing 2 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Mitch Garver in the win.

Kansas City's starting pitcher Jake Diekman worked 1 innings, giving up 1 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 1 in the loss. They got 1 hits from Whit Merrifield in a losing cause.

The battle of the bats favored Minnesota as they had 4 hits, while Kansas City only had 2.

The game was closed out by Taylor Rogers who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 0 walks and fanned 1 batters to earn the save.