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Minnesota Twins' Samuel Deduno pitches against the Kansas City Royals during the first inning of an baseball game Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in Minneapolis.

Tom Olmscheid, Associated Press - Ap

Twins lose Deduno, Ramirez to injuries, game to Royals

  • Associated Press
  • August 29, 2013 - 3:00 PM

MINNEAPOLIS — Kansas City scored three runs in the second inning and held on to beat the Twins 3-1 behind Bruce Chen to sweep their three-game series.

Minnesota Twins right-hander Samuel Deduno has soreness in his throwing shoulder.

Deduno was pulled from his start against Kansas City on Thursday after three innings because of discomfort. He gave up four hits, three runs and a walk while striking out four. Deduno was bothered by biceps tendinitis around the shoulder earlier this month.

The Twins also lost right fielder Wilkin Ramirez during the game to a bruised left shin, when he hit himself with a foul ball in the fifth inning. He'll be re-evaluated Friday. Ramirez was replaced by Chris Herrmann.

Manager Ron Gardenhire wasn't around to watch any of it. He was ejected for arguing with home plate umpire Alan Porter after a warning about pitching inside was issued to both teams in the second inning.

The only Twins run came on a home run by Brian Dozier.

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