Ross Gload awaits the late throw as Matt Tolbert reaches on a bunt. (Orlin Wagner/AP)
By Dick Kaegel / MLB.com
The Royals had their hands full with Twins newcomer Livan Hernandez, falling to him for a second time. Ace Gil Meche's two walks proved a big part of Minnesota's four-run second, and the Royals couldn't get to Hernandez despite loading the bases with one out in the fifth.
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