Valencia's Single Gives Twins the Win Over Royals

5 years 6 months 1 week ago April 12, 2011 Apr 12, 2011 Tuesday, April 12 2011 Tuesday, April 12, 2011 9:41:00 PM CDT in Sports
Source: AP
By: Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Danny Valencia hit a bases-loaded single with one out in the 10th inning to lift the Minnesota Twins to a 4-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night.

While the Twins' bullpen pitched four perfect innings, including the 10th by Dusty Hughes (1-0), reliever Robinson Tejeda (0-1) failed the Royals.

He gave up a one-out single to Delmon Young and walked Michael Cuddyer. Then came Jason Kubel, who crushed a pitch to right-center where Jeff Francoeur nearly made a nifty running catch with his glove outstretched and his body bent awkwardly at the wall. Francoeur dropped it, though, giving Kubel a really long single and loading the bases for Valencia.

Royals starter Jeff Francis was stuck with his third straight no-decision.

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