Minnesota’s Trevor Plouffe homered twice and Josh Willingham and Drew Butera each homered as the Twins came back from four runs down to take a lead, then held off the Royals 10-8.
Willingham hit a three-run homer to tie it at 5. Two batters later, Plouffe hit a solo shot for his second of the day. Royals starter Bruce Chen allowed just one earned run in each of his last two starts, gave up six earned runs and six hits in 5.2 innings. Irving Falu drove in four runs for the Royals.