Minnesota Twins defeat Kansas City Royals, 7-5

Denard Span nearly had to crawl over a couple of sofas in the Twins clubhouse to avoid the media blitz that sought streams of consciousness from the seemingly unconscious Joe Mauer.

"Michael Jordan," Span said with a grin.

Like when Jordan rained three-pointers on opponents then shrugged his shoulders in amazement, Mauer had teammates shrugging their shoulders on the bench Friday during the Twins' 7-5 victory over the Royals.

Mauer missed the first month of the se...