Michael Cuddyer singled home Joe Mauer in the 12th inning, giving the Minnesota Twins a 4-3 victory Tuesday night and sending the Kansas City Royals to their ninth straight defeat.
    Jesse Crain (2-2) picked up the victory, and Matt Guerrier worked the 12th to earn his first save and third of his career.
    The Royals, who have been outscored 53-19 in the nine losses, have had only six longer losing streaks in franchise history. The Royals have scored three or fewer runs in eight of the losses and rank last in the American League with 184 runs.