Trevor Plouffe went 3-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored as the Twins topped the Royals 8-3 to avoid a three-game sweep at Kauffman Stadium. Josmil Pinto homered and scored twice, while Kurt Suzuki had two hits and drove in two for Minnesota, which evened its record at 9-and-9. Phil Hughes permitted three runs over six innings as he improved to 1-and-1.
Twins Open Series In Tampa Tomorrow
The Twins open up a three-game series with the Tampa Bay Rays tomorrow night at Tropicana Field. Mike Pelfrey aims for his first win of the year. He is 0-and-2 with a 7.98 ERA in three starts so far. The Rays will counter with left-hander David Price, who is 2-and-1 with a 4.39 ERA.