Twins 3, Royals 1
MINNEAPOLIS — Samuel Deduno pitched seven sharp innings, and one of Justin Morneau's two doubles drove in the Twins' first run. Deduno gave up only five hits and one walk. He let only eight fair balls leave the infield. Glen Perkins notched his 20th save in 22 tries with a scoreless ninth. The Twins managed to beat Jeremy Guthrie, who topped them twice earlier this season and brought a 6-2 record over nine previous career matchups into the game.