Twins Beat Royals 7-2 To Get 3rd Straight Win
The Twins beat the Royals 7-2 in Kansas City Saturday night to get their 3rd straight win. Alexi Casilla was 4-5 with a run scored and 2 RBIs and both Matt Tolbert and Ben Revere had 2 hits and 2 run scored for Minnesota. Nick Blackburn allowed 7 hits and 2 earned runs in 5 innings to get the win and improve to 5-4 on the season. Minnesota is 20-37 on the season and is now 13 1/2 games back of Cleveland for first place in the American League Central. The Twins go for the sweep in the 4-game series at Kansas City today at 1:10, pregame on WJON at 12:40. Righthander Scott Baker gets the start on the mound for the Twins and lefthander Jeff Francis toes the rubber for the Royals.