Minnesota Twins defeat Kansas City Royals, 8-3

KANSAS CITY, MO. - Carl Pavano had just conquered the team that conquered him earlier in the week.

But the self-critic in the righthander wouldn't allow for full enjoyment of Friday's outing, when he helped the Twins beat the Royals 8-3.

"I was being aggressive and, other than the fact I was 2-1 and 3-2 on a lot of guys, I think I made some adjustments from the last start to this start," he said, "and I need to improve on some things. We won the ballgame, that's the bot...

KANSAS CITY, MO. — Twins infielder Nick Punto ended up on a one-day road trip.

Punto was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday because of a strained right groin muscle that just won't get better. He will return to the Twin Cities for an MRI exam Saturday to make sure it's not something more serious.

"It will be nice to rule everything out," he said.

The move is retroactive to April 16, so he can be activated May 1.

Punto said he would have played with the i...