Kansas City Royals defeat Minnesota Twins, 7-5

The Twins sent catcher Jose Morales to Class AAA Rochester following Sunday's game to make room for reliever Jesse Crain to come off the disabled list, even though Morales was batting .340.

Morales went 1-for-4 in Sunday's 7-5 loss to the Royals, but Mike Redmond's right shoulder felt much better during a pregame throwing drill, and Joe Mauer returned from the DL on Friday.

By activating Crain and demoting Morales, the Twins returned to having 12 pitchers and two cat...

Scott Baker lost another no-hit bid, Luis Ayala lost another lead, and the Twins lost another series Sunday, but there was a bigger-picture development going on at the Metrodome.

The Royals' five-run awakening in the seventh inning only left the Twins more convinced that Kansas City has built itself into a legitimate AL Central contender.

Trailing by four runs after getting held hitless for six innings, the Royals stormed back to defeat the Twins 7-5, and left town s...