Minnesota Twins defeat Kansas City Royals, 6-5

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire has to stand in front of a blue banner filled with logos and behind a lectern during postgame news conferences.

He's tried sweet-talking his way into a tall chair to get off his feet.

"I told you it's an act of Congress you have to go through here," Gardenhire said.

He needs a chair. Postgame remarks are running long because it's taking longer for Gardenhire to pontificate about his talented team, a team that now has gone where no other T...

It was learned Saturday that Twins righthander Nick Blackburn has occasionally dealt with right posterior elbow soreness. Saturday was one of those days when it affected him, leading to a five-inning outing in which he gave up five runs on seven hits and a walk with three strikeouts.

It's enough of an issue this time that his next start will likely be pushed back a day to Saturday if the Twins give him more time off between starts.

"It's something I've dealt with ear...