Trevor Plouffe blasted a pair of solo homers as the Twins toppled the Royals, 10-8. Josh Willingham and Drew Butera each added a three-run homer for Minnesota, which is 3-and-3 its last six games. Jeff Gray earned the win in relief. The Twins start a four-game set with Detroit tonight. Coverage can be heard on 860 AM KNUJ and SAM 107.3.
Mauer Selected As AL All-Star
(Undated) — Twins catcher Joe Mauer was selected as a reserve to his fifth All-Star game yesterday. Mauer has played 35 games at catcher and 14 at first base for Minnesota this year. He is hitting .324 with four homers and 36 RBI.