James Shields and two relievers combined on a five-hitter as the Royals reeled off their ninth straight win with a 9-2 triumph over the Twins at Target Field. Scott Diamond was rocked for all seven runs in five-plus frames to fall to 5-and-10. Justin Morneau homered for Minnesota. Diamond and Aaron Hicks were optioned to Triple-A Rochester after the game. Oswaldo Arcia is being recalled from the minors and the Twins will add a pitcher to the roster over the weekend.
A look at some of this week's biggest stories and the headlines you may have missed.
Medicaid expansion continues to be on the South Dakota legislative agenda.
The South Dakota House Education Committee voted to repeal the foundation funding legislation.
One Iowa State Senator says the lobbying has been intense as the legislature prepares to take up a proposal to increase the state gas tax.