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Kansas City Royals Team Report - April 25th

(Sports Network) - Kansas City again utilized outstanding pitching and defense yesterday in a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals have won five straight and took both games of the abbreviated set, as Wednesday's contest was rained out.

Carlos Febles went 2-for-3 with a run scored and Mike Sweeney homered to lead Kansas City, while Chris George (3-1) earned the victory. Mike MacDougal earned his MLB-leading ninth save of the season after allowing one hit in a scoreless ninth.

The Royals became just the ninth team in Major League Baseball since 1901 to begin a season 10-0 at home and the first since the 1987 New York Yankees. The Royals also matched their all-time mark of 16-8 in the month of April. It is the first time since 1989 that Kansas City has had a winning record in baseball's opening month.

Kansas City hopes to extend its winning streak to six games on Friday when it opens a three-game series with the Toronto Blue Jays at SkyDome.

Darrell May gets the call for the Royals today, and he is 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA in two starts for Kansas City this season. In his last trip to the mound, May failed to earn a decision versus Detroit a week ago, allowing three runs -- two earned -- on seven hits in six frames. He walked two and struck out four.

May has no record and a 10.80 ERA in three all-time appearances -- one start -- against Toronto.

The Royals, who are 6-1 in one-run games this season, have allowed fewer runs (60) than any team in the Majors this season.

04/25 12:23:09 ET

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