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Span lifts Twins over Royals in extras

Sep 14, 2012 - 3:47 AM Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Denard Span's double in the bottom of the 10th inning brought home the winning run for the Twins, as Minnesota salvaged the final game of a three-game series against the Kansas City Royals, winning 4-3.

Trevor Plouffe tied the game in the bottom of the ninth with a solo homer, his 21st of the season.

Glen Perkins (3-1) pitched two scoreless innings of relief to earn the win..

Francisley Bueno (1-1) was saddled with the loss. He came out to start the bottom of the 10th and gave up a leadoff double to Alexi Casilla before giving up Span's game-winner.

Kansas City catcher Salvador Perez extended his hitting streak to 17 games when he stroked a two-run single in the first inning.








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  • Trevor Plouffe lead-off Home Run (21) to left. Darin Mastroianni due up.

    Royals 3, Twins 3  Bot 9, 0 OutsSep 13 10:59 PM


  • Josh Willingham walked. Drew Butera scored on the play. Bases loaded with two outs and Justin Morneau due up.

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  • Billy Butler doubled to center scored David Lough with two outs. Runner on second and Salvador Perez due up.

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  • Josh Willingham two-out, solo Home Run (34) to left. Justin Morneau due up.

    Royals 2, Twins 1  Bot 1, 2 OutsSep 13 8:33 PM


  • Salvador Perez singled to center scored Alcides Escobar and Alex Gordon with two outs. Runner on first and Mike Moustakas due up.

    Royals 2, Twins 0  Top 1, 2 OutsSep 13 8:20 PM


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