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Twins post 3-1 win over punchless Royals

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MINNEAPOLIS — Samuel Deduno had that ever-important command, of his fastball and his emotions.

The key to keeping calm?

"Oh, just breathe," Deduno said with a smile after he pitched seven sharp innings to send the Minnesota Twins to a 3-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Thursday.

One of Justin Morneau's two doubles drove in Minnesota's first run in the fourth, and Deduno took over from there.

"Some guys really look like they think they're going to hit it, and then all of a sudden it just kind of moves late on them," said Morneau, who ...

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