Whit Merrifield, Kansas City
In five at-bats, the Royals second baseman tallied three hits and scored two runs. He smacked two doubles, one to lead off the game and the other to drive in a run in the fifth inning.
BY THE NUMBERS
0-for-17 Streak of fruitless at-bats Adalberto Mondesi ended with his home run off Bailey Ober in the second inning.
87 Strikeouts for Ober, including six Sunday, through 83 innings pitched his rookie season.
15-33 Twins' record against lefthanded pitchers this season.
The Twins travel to New York to take on the Yankees in a one-game makeup from a rained out August series finale. Twins RHP John Gant (5-9, 3.78 ERA) will face New York's RHP Luis Gil (1-0, 1.42). The Twins have lost 19 of their past 21 games at Yankee Stadium.