(Kansas City, MO) -- Josh Willingham singled in the winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning as the Twins edged the Royals, 2-1. Darin Mastroianni belted a solo homer and Joe Mauer had three hits and scored the winning run for Minnesota, which improved to just 3-and-5 since the break. Casey Fien picked up his first career win while Glen Perkins locked down his fifth save. Yuniesky Betancourt doubled in the lone run in the seventh for the Royals, who have dropped five-of-six. Jonathan Broxton fell to 1-and-2 with the loss.
(Kansas City, MO) -- Here are the scheduled pitching pairings for the remaining two games of the three-game series between the Twins and Royals in Kansas City (Twins pitcher listed first):
Saturday - Scott Diamond (8-3, 2.96 ERA) vs. Luis Mendoza (3-6, 4.32 ERA) Sunday - Samuel Deduno (0-0, 5.59 ERA) vs. Everett Teaford (1-3, 4.98 ERA)