Josh Willingham homered, drove in three and scored twice to power the Twins to a 10-7 win over the Royals. Justin Morneau and Trevor Plouffe also went deep for Minnesota, which has won three straight and six-of-seven. Cole DeVries went five-plus innings to earn his first MLB win. Matt Capps got the final out to earn his 13th save. The teams meet again at 7:10 tonight. Coverage on 860 AM KNUJ and SAM 107.3.
Pavano Lands On DL
(Kansas City, MO) — The Twins have placed pitcher Carl Pavano on the 15-day DL due to a right anterior capsular strain. Pavano is 2-and-5 in 11 starts this season. In a corresponding roster move, the Twins will activate pitcher Nick Blackburn. He is scheduled to start on Wednesday.
Twins Take Three In Draft
(Secaucus, NJ) — The Twins took Georgia prep outfielder Byron Buxton with the second overall pick in the First-Year Player Draft last night. In compensatory round A, the Twins chose right-handed pitchers Jose Berrios and Luke Bard.