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Twins win in 12
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Twins 4, Royals 3
Nick Blackburn threw only 92 pitches in 8 1/3 innings. (Ed Zurga/AP)
After Nick Blackburn cruised through eight frames, the Twins ran into trouble in the ninth when Joe Nathan gave up a game-tying, inside-the-park homer. But Michael Cuddyer bailed out Minnesota in the 12th, singling in Joe Mauer for the go-ahead run.
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Series at a glance:
MIN
Minnesota (26-25)
Won 2
Minnesota 4, Kansas City 3   KC
Kansas City (21-31)
Lost 9
May 27, 2008
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Minnesota
0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1   4 12 0
Kansas City
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0   3 11 0
Standings thru 5/27/08  |  Recap: MIN | KC  |  Gameday  |  Twins stats  |  Royals stats
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Gomez, CF5010111.277
Casilla, 2B6031002.306
Mauer, C4200202.329
Morneau, 1B5130103.313
Cuddyer, RF6032024.237
Kubel, DH5001114.247
Young, LF6000005.262
Lamb, 3B5000010.238
Harris, SS4120010.253
Totals4641245621 

BATTING
2B: Harris (8, Gobble).
TB: Gomez; Casilla 3; Morneau 3; Cuddyer 3; Harris 3.
RBI: Cuddyer 2 (18), Kubel (26), Casilla (11).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Young 2; Cuddyer 2; Mauer; Casilla.
GIDP: Kubel; Young.
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING
SB: Casilla (1, 2nd base off Mahay/Buck).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Harris-Casilla-Morneau, Lamb-Morneau).

 
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
DeJesus, RF5020012.275
Gathright, CF5010015.254
Gordon, 3B4100023.281
Guillen, LF5000002.242
Olivo, DH5130000.307
Teahen, 1B5123012.253
Buck, C5000023.248
German, 2B2000000.132
  a-Callaspo, PH-2B3010000.269
Pena, SS4010011.164
  b-Butler, PH1010000.265
  1-Gload, PR0000000.245
Totals4431130818 

a-Singled for German in the 8th. b-Singled for Pena in the 12th.
1-Ran for Butler in the 12th.

BATTING
2B: Teahen (7, Blackburn).
HR: Teahen (3, 9th inning off Nathan, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: DeJesus 2; Gathright; Olivo 3; Teahen 6; Callaspo; Pena; Butler.
RBI: Teahen 3 (16).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gathright; Buck; Gordon.
S: Gathright.
GIDP: Buck.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Callaspo-Teahen, Teahen-Pena-Bannister).

 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Blackburn 8.18220403.39
Nathan (BS, 1)0.21110111.74
Reyes 1.00000103.07
Crain (W, 2-2)1.01000103.86
Guerrier (S, 1)1.01000103.34
 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bannister 5.07332304.97
Mahay 2.01000002.74
Gobble 2.01001104.80
Soria 2.01000200.84
Nunez (L, 3-1)1.02112001.71

HBP: Gordon (by Blackburn), DeJesus (by Reyes), Harris (by Soria).
Pitches-strikes: Blackburn 92-75, Nathan 10-7, Reyes 12-8, Crain 12-10, Guerrier 15-13, Bannister 111-72, Mahay 17-12, Gobble 33-20, Soria 31-21, Nunez 23-13.
Ground outs-fly outs: Blackburn 10-10, Nathan 1-0, Reyes 2-0, Crain 2-0, Guerrier 1-1, Bannister 10-2, Mahay 1-5, Gobble 1-4, Soria 1-3, Nunez 2-1.
Batters faced: Blackburn 32, Nathan 3, Reyes 4, Crain 4, Guerrier 4, Bannister 23, Mahay 7, Gobble 8, Soria 8, Nunez 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Nathan 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Tim Timmons. 1B: Gary Cederstrom. 2B: Fieldin Culbreth. 3B: Jim Reynolds.
Weather: 67 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 20 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:42.
Att: 17,191.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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