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Twins trounce Royals

Danny Valencia went 4-for-5 with three runs batted in, as the Minnesota Twins hammered the Kansas City Royals 11-2 on Tuesday night.

Minnesota cashed as -160 road favorites, while the game played OVER the 9-run total set by oddsmakers.

J.J. Hardy was 3-for-5 with a big fly and two RBIs for the Twins, as winning pitcher Carl Pavano allowed one run over five innings for Minnesota.

Scott Podsednik went 2-for-5 with an RBI for Kansas City, while Bruce Chen was ripped for six runs over 5 1-3 innings to take the loss for the Royals.