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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Denard Span had a game-ending RBI double in the 10th inning and the Minnesota Twins rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night.
Trailing 3-1, the Twins capitalized on a bases-loaded walk by Royals closer Greg Holland in the eighth and Trevor Plouffe's homer in the ninth to tie it.
Alexi Casilla led off 10th with a double to right-center off Francisley Bueno (1-1) that fell just beyond the glove of diving center fielder Lorenzo Cain, who injured his leg on the play and had to leave the game. Span then hit a double over the head of right fielder Eric Hosmer for the win.
Closer Glen Perkins (3-1) pitched two scoreless innings for the win.
Josh Willingham also connected for Minnesota and Salvador Perez had two RBIs for the Royals.
After being stymied by Royals starter Luis Mendoza for most of six innings and reliever Aaron Crow for one, Minnesota loaded the bases with two outs in the eighth against reliever Kelvin Herrera before ...
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This just in.....Luke Hochevar sucks. This also just in.......the Kansas City Royals are a bunched of god-damned idiots. I could just stop there and you would nod silently and go about your day.
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The debate inside the Royals' organization rages on about what to do with hot prospect Wil Myers once Triple-A Omaha's playoff run is completed.
Do the Royals bring Myers up to the big-league team just to get him a few more at-bats? Or do the Royals save room on the 40-man roster to protect another prospect subject to this fall's Rule 5 draft?
It's ongoing almost...
MINNEAPOLIS Liam Hendriks is not getting special treatment.On Thursday, he got five innings. He got a three-run leash and a realistic shot at a win. He left with no chance at one, just as he so often has this season. His teammates bailed him out in the bottom of the ninth, erasing any blame or loss, but the Twins' 4-3 win was still not enough to dig Hendriks out of his nine...
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Trevor Plouffe may still be a work in progress, but nights like the one he had Thursday in Minnesota's 4-3, 10-inning victory over the Kansas City Royals will keep the Twins interested. Very interested. Plouffe, 26, entered the game in a major rut, forcing the Twins to rethink plans to make him their starting third baseman in 2013. However, he made a spectacular play to save...
Liam Hendriks doesn't have a major league victory to his credit, and Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire has a pretty good idea why.
The right-hander looks to end his drought Thursday night while helping Minnesota avoid its first home sweep at the hands of the Kansas City Royals in more than 13 years.
Hendriks (0-7, 6.20 ERA) has let 4-0 leads slip away in consecutive starts...
Kansas City Royals right-hander Luke Hochevar beat the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday for his first victory since July 31. To say he earned it would be a stretch. To say he pitched well would be an exaggeration. However, the Kansas City offense would not let Hochevar lose this one, pounding out 14 hits in a 10-5 victory over the Twins and taking advantage of Ryan Doumit's three...
MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Twins released their preliminary 2013 regular-season schedule on Wednesday, which includes the Twins opening the season at Target Field for the first time in the parks four-year history.
Minnesota will begin the 2013 season by hosting the Detroit Tigers on April 1, 3 and 4. As they have in the past, the Twins built in an off day in case of inclement weather...
Billy Butler had three hits and three RBIs, and the Kansas City Royals' bullpen picked up struggling starter Luke Hochevar with four scoreless innings in a 10-5 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night.
Hochevar (8-13) won for the first time in eight starts, but he gave up five runs on six hits with four walks and four strikeouts in five innings. Tim Collins pitched...
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Detroit 8, Chicago 6 – Either Francisco...