With two outs in the ninth, the rookie lifted an 0-1 pitch from Matt Capps over the center field wall to give the Royals the 2-1 lead, and the victory.
BY THE NUMBERS
7 Blown saves by Capps.
7 Twins baserunners stranded over the last four innings.
In Carl Pavano's last outing, the righthander gave up two runs on six hits in seven innings to beat the White Sox in Chicago. He faces Royals lefthander Jeff Francis.