Minnesota Twins defeat Kansas City Royals, 5-4

For the third time in four years, the Twins enter the final day of the regular season with a chance to win the American League Central.

"Nothing amazes me anymore because of last year," manager Ron Gardenhire said after Saturday's stirring 5-4 victory over Kansas City. "I take that back. This team amazes me because of the courage they're showing."

In their second-to-last scheduled game at the Metrodome, the Twins raised their outfield curtain, giving a few thousand e...

Heading into their final scheduled game at the Metrodome today, the Twins will send veteran Carl Pavano to the mound vs. Kansas City on three days' rest, hoping to extend their stay.

Pavano got the nod over rookie Brian Duensing, who would be on regular rest. Manager Ron Gardenhire said he would turn to Duensing in relief, if necessary.

Pavano, who gave up seven runs in 4 2/3 innings in a loss at Detroit on Wednesday, has made two career regular-season starts on thre...