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Date Player
5/22/2017 Albert Pujols, LAA, 1B
Pujols (hamstring) is back in the lineup Monday in Tampa after missing last weekend's series against the Mets.

Analysis: Pujols left Wednesday's game against the Chicago White Sox in the seventh, one inning after he was thrown out trying to stretch a single into a double. Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Pujols had an MRI, which showed tendinitis in the hamstring. ''Nothing more than that,'' Scioscia said. ''It's sore.''
5/22/2017 Brandon Kintzler, Min, P
Brandon Kintzler did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Kansas City Royals 8-4 on Sunday. Kintzler struck out two, ending the game with a 1.80 ERA and 1.15 WHIP on the season.
5/22/2017 Taylor Rogers, Min, P
Taylor Rogers allowed one run on two hits in 1.0 inning as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Kansas City Royals 8-4 on Sunday. Rogers did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 3.77 ERA and 1.26 WHIP on the season.
5/22/2017 Travis Wood, KC, P
Travis Wood allowed one hit and one walk without giving up a run in 1.0 inning as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Minnesota Twins 8-4 on Sunday. Wood struck out one, ending the game with a 9.77 ERA and 2.36 WHIP on the season.
5/22/2017 Ian Kennedy, KC, P
Ian Kennedy fell to 0-4, allowing five runs on three hits and three walks in 2.0 innings, as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Minnesota Twins 8-4 on Sunday. Kennedy struck out one, ending the game with a 4.06 ERA and 1.17 WHIP on the season.

Analysis: Kennedy, who returned after missing time with a hamstring strain, said he felt fine physically.
5/22/2017 Adalberto Mejía, Min, P
Adalberto Mejia improved to 1-1, allowing three runs on five hits and two walks in 7.0 innings, as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Kansas City Royals 8-4 on Sunday. Mejia struck out three, ending the game with a 4.96 ERA and 1.59 WHIP on the season.

Analysis: Mejia's reward for his first win? A trip back to Triple-A Rochester. ''I'm going to go down there and work on the things they told me work on,'' Mejia said through interpreter Carlos Font. ''Then it will be up to them to see when I get back.''
5/22/2017 Chris Young, KC, P
Chris Young allowed three runs on seven hits and two walks in 5.0 innings as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Minnesota Twins 8-4 on Sunday. Young struck out four, ending the game with a 6.85 ERA and 2.01 WHIP on the season.
5/22/2017 Kennys Vargas, Min, 1B
Kennys Vargas went 1 for 3 with an RBI Sunday as the Minnesota Twins topped the Kansas City Royals 8-4. He ended the game with a .242 batting average.
5/22/2017 Brian Dozier, Min, 2B
Brian Dozier went 2 for 4 with two doubles and an RBI Sunday as the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 8-4. Dozier scored once. He ended the game with a .243 batting average.

Analysis: Dozier finished the day 4 for 9 with two doubles and two RBIs. This could be a good sign moving forward.
5/22/2017 Eduardo Escobar, Min, SS
Eduardo Escobar went 1 for 4 Sunday as the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 8-4. He ended the game with a .218 batting average.
5/22/2017 Cheslor Cuthbert, KC, 3B
Cheslor Cuthbert went 0 for 4 Sunday as the Kansas City Royals fell to the Minnesota Twins 8-4. He ended the game with a .140 batting average.
5/22/2017 Max Kepler, Min, RF
Max Kepler went 1 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs Sunday as the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 8-4. The homer was his fourth of the season. Kepler scored twice and stole a base. He ended the game with a .260 batting average.

Analysis: Kepler has gone 9 for 25 (.360) with two homers and two doubles over his last seven games.
5/22/2017 Robbie Grossman, Min, LF
Robbie Grossman went 2 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs Sunday as the Minnesota Twins topped the Kansas City Royals 8-4. The homer was his fourth of the season. He ended the game with a .268 batting average.

Analysis: Grossman has been seeing the ball well, going 6 for 13 with two home runs and four RBIs over his last four games.
5/22/2017 Chris Gimenez, Min, C
Chris Gimenez went 1 for 4 with a home run and an RBI Sunday as the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 8-4. The homer was his first of the season. He ended the game with a .200 batting average.
5/22/2017 Raúl Mondesi, KC, 2B
Raul Mondesi went 0 for 3 Sunday as the Kansas City Royals fell to the Minnesota Twins 8-4. He ended the game with a .095 batting average.
5/22/2017 Lorenzo Cain, KC, CF
Lorenzo Cain went 0 for 4 Sunday as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Minnesota Twins 8-4. He ended the game with a .272 batting average.
5/22/2017 Eddie Rosario, Min, LF
Eddie Rosario went 0 for 4 Sunday as the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 8-4. He ended the game with a .254 batting average.
5/22/2017 Ehire Adrianza, Min, SS
Ehire Adrianza went 2 for 3 Sunday as the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 8-4. Adrianza scored twice. He ended the game with a .385 batting average.
5/22/2017 Jorge Soler, KC, RF
Jorge Soler went 1 for 3 with a double Sunday as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Minnesota Twins 8-4. He ended the game with a .159 batting average.
5/22/2017 Salvador Perez, KC, C
Salvador Perez went 2 for 4 with two home runs and three RBIs Sunday as the Kansas City Royals fell to the Minnesota Twins 8-4. The homers were his 10th and 11th of the season. He ended the game with a .280 batting average.

Analysis: Perez tied the franchise record for home runs in a doubleheader with three.
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