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Updated: April 24th, 2010 10:50pm
Despite blown save, Twins outlast Royals in 12

Despite blown save, Twins outlast Royals in 12

by Phil Mackey
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Second base umpire Greg Gibson may or may not have made one of the worst calls in baseball history on a not-so-bang-bang play up the middle with two outs in the 12th inning, but the Twins clearly don't care.

They beat the Royals 9-7 in 12 innings, despite another poor start from Nick Blackburn, and despite Jon Rauch blowing his first save of the season in the 11th. Click here for a complete recap of the action.

You know what though? The Twins had one coming.

Phil Mackey is a columnist for He co-hosts "Mackey & Judd" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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In this story: Nick Blackburn, Jon Rauch