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 couple of mild days will be followed by another cold blast.
Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman says he isn't worried about his next job.
The weather may change a bit, and the worst of the cold may be behind us.
A look at the big newsmaker this week and the headlines you may have missed.