KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Nick Blackburn shook off a slow start
and pitched five effective innings, helping the Minnesota Twins
beat the Kansas City Royals 4-2 on Wednesday night.
Justin Morneau hit a go-ahead, two-run single with two out in
the fifth as Minnesota won for the fourth time in five games.
Morneau, Ben Revere and Ryan Doumit each had two hits.
Blackburn (2-4), who was making his first start since coming off
the disabled list following a left quad strain, allowed two runs
and five hits. He threw 92 pitches while lowering his ERA from 8.37