Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier (2) celebrates with Twins shortstop Pedro Florimon (25) after defeating the Kansas City Royals 3-1 in a baseball game, Thursday, June 27, 2013, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Genevieve Ross)

Twins halt Royals to open series

Salvador Perez provided the only offense on the night for the Kansas City Royals with a solo home run as the Royals lose in Minnesota.