Minnesota Twins defeat Kansas City Royals, 5-1

KANSAS CITY, MO. - Kauffman Stadium might be the perfect place to play a getaway day game, as the Twins learned Wednesday.

The field was a sun-baked beauty, cooled by a soft breeze. Twins fans, continuingly craving outdoor baseball, cheered loudly when Michael Cuddyer hit a home run to start the scoring. Traffic on the way to the airport was light.

And there was this: On a getaway day game at Kauffman, you get to play the Kansas City Royals, one of the better Major L...

KANSAS CITY, MO. - Nick Punto has a sore lower back as well as lingering bruised ribs. Justin Morneau has a sore groin muscle. The rigors of catching take their toll on Joe Mauer. And the ball found Mike Redmond again, this time it's his right forearm.

This looks like a Twins team that could use a day to heal -- but why would they want to take a day off?

They beat Kansas City 5-1 on Wednesday and took two of three games from the Royals. They headed home after a 6-3 r...

KANSAS CITY, MO. - Twins lefthander Glen Perkins mastered the Show-Me State challenge over the past week with victories at St. Louis and Kansas City.

On Wednesday, Perkins held the Royals to one run on 10 hits, nine of them singles, with no walks and one strikeout in seven innings, as the Twins won 5-1. Yes, the 10 hits don't look good, but the Twins defense turned three double plays.

You need to induce grounders to get double plays, and Perkins was all about that We...