Posted July 01, 2012 on AP on Fox
Trevor Plouffe homered twice, Josh Willingham and Drew Butera had one each and the Minnesota Twins came back from four runs down to take a big lead, then held on to beat the Kansas City Royals 10-8 Sunday. With one run already across in the sixth, Willingham hit a three-run homer to tie the game at 5. Two batters later, Plouffe hit a solo shot for his second of the day. Plouffe also hit a solo homer in the second inning. Butera added a three-run shot in the eighth. The home runs came off Kansas City starter Bruce Chen (7-7), who had mostly breezed through the first five innings. Chen (7-7), who had allowed just one earned run in each of his last two starts, gave up six earned runs and six hits in 5 2-3 innings. Irving Falu drove in four runs for the Royals.. Reliever Jeff Gray (4-0) got the last two outs of the sixth and the first of the seventh for Minnesota. Brian Dozier led off the Twins' sixth with his first career triple and scored on a bunt by Denard Span. Jamey Carroll ...
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