The Kansas City Royals improved to 7-0 to start the year with a 12-3 thrashing of the division-rival Minnesota Twins. The game was close for the first five innings as both starting pitchers, Danny Duffy for the Royals, and Trevor May for the Twins, made quick work of each side with the Royals clinging to a 2-1 lead.

That is, until the sixth inning, when the Royals scored three runs off May to bounce him from the contest. Once the Twins starter was out of the game, Kansas City jumped on their bullpen, knocking in six more runs in the eighth and one more in the ninth. Three Royals had two RBI (Escobar, Cain, Hosmer), and four more contributed one run batted in (Morales, Rios, Perez, Infante), as the offense was rolling on all cylinders today.

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Duffy picked up his first win of the year, pitching 6.1 innings allowing three runs, while striking out three batters. His stuff was not always on-point as he left some curveballs and fastballs high and over the heart of the plate. With 12 runs on offense, Duffy will take his three runs allowed, as he rarely received any run support in 2014, evident by his 9-12 record last season with a phenomenal 2.53 ERA.

Duffy is a sleeper pitcher in fantasy leagues as well. He will not strike-out batters in bunches, but he does not allow a lot of hits, and keeps the ball on the ground. It doesn’t hurt the Royals are winning games and have arguably the best bullpen in the MLB.

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