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MLB: Minnesota 4, Kansas City 3 (10 inn.)

Sept. 14, 2012 at 12:02 AM   |   Comments

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Denard Span doubled home Alexi Casilla from second with nobody out in the 10th inning Thursday, giving Minnesota a comeback 4-3 decision over Kansas City.

The Royals gave up single runs in the eighth, ninth and 10th innings to lose the lead. They also had a three-game winning streak snapped.

Francisley Bueno (1-1) came on in the ninth for the 12th appearance of his rookie season and he surrendered a leadoff double to Casilla on a 1-1 pitch. Span then drilled a ball to right field to bring home Casilla with the winning run.

Kansas City had a 3-1 lead heading into the eighth, but a bases-loaded walk to Josh Willingham in that inning brought the Twins within one. Trevor Plouffe hit a leadoff homer in the ninth off Greg Holland to tie the score.

Glen Perkins (3-1) gave up a one-out double in the top of the 10th but escaped the jam and wound up being the winning pitcher.

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