Minnesota Twins defeat Kansas City Royals, 2-1

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KANSAS CITY, MO. - The Twins-Royals game on Tuesday moved with the pace of a U.S. Senate election recount.

But before lawyers got involved, the Twins squeezed out a run in the sixth to win 2-1 over a Kansas City team that is peskier than its 33-43 record suggests.

The thousands of Twins fans among the announced crowd of 19,310 watched their team secure a winning road trip while...

KANSAS CITY, MO - Mike Radcliff, the Twins' player personnel director, met with Twins manager Ron Gardenhire over the weekend in St. Louis and on Tuesday in Kansas as the Twins step up their efforts to find late-inning bullpen help.

How serious are they? Gardenhire talked before the game of trying knuckleballer R.A. Dickey in the eighth inning when the Twins have a lead.

Righthander Matt Guerrier has bounced back from a poor 2008 season to go 3-0 with a 2.83 ERA so f...