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Twins Vs. Royals Final Score: Minnesota Avoids Sweep With Late-Inning Push

A late push got the Minnesota Twins to extra innings and was enough to get them over the top as a Denard Span double in the bottom of the tenth helped the Twins avoid the sweep and win 4-3. The Twins' bats struggled all night as they managed just four hits through nine innings, but came up big when it counted as Trevor Plouffe homered in the bottom of the ninth to keep the game alive. The was a consistent stream of hits that showed the Twins' resolve, as they scored in the eighth, ninth, and 10th to seal the win.

Kansas City catcher Salvador Perez extended his hitting streak to 17 games on a first-inning single, but didn't manage to get on base again in the loss. The Twins started their comeback after pulling Liam Hendriks from the mound following a five-inning outing that allowed three runs, and seven hits.

The Twins now face a rested Chicago White Sox club, who got the night off following their game with the Detroit Tigers being rained out. Former Twin Francisco Liriano is set to take the mound against Minnesota's Cole De Vries.

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Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.