Denard Span's double in the bottom of the 10th inning brought home the winning run for the Twins, as Minnesota salvaged the final game of a three-game series against the Kansas City Royals, winning 4-3.

Trevor Plouffe tied the game in the bottom of the ninth with a solo homer, his 21st of the season.

Glen Perkins (3-1) pitched two scoreless innings of relief to earn the win..

Francisley Bueno (1-1) was saddled with the loss. He came out to start the bottom of the 10th and gave up a leadoff double to Alexi Casilla before giving up Span's game-winner.

Kansas City catcher Salvador Perez extended his hitting streak to 17 games when he stroked a two-run single in the first inning.