Listless Twins lose again to KC

  • Article by: JOE CHRISTENSEN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 15, 2011 - 12:41 AM

Twins go winless on road trip.

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KANSAS CITY, MO. - The latest road trip from the stumbling, bumbling Twins produced these results: zero wins, five losses, 10 runs and seven errors. No wonder they're in danger of losing 100 games for just the second time in their 51-year history.

The Royals pitched out of some late trouble Wednesday, securing a 7-3 victory that gave them a two-game sweep at Kauffman Stadium.

After falling behind 7-2, the Twins loaded the bases with three walks in both the seventh and ninth inning, but managed just one more run. Jason Kubel had two at-bats with the bases loaded, striking out in the seventh and flying out to short left field in the ninth.

Luke Hochevar (11-11) pitched six innings for the victory.

The Twins need to finish 4-10 to avoid 100 losses. Their only 100-loss season came in 1982, when they went 60-102.

On Wednesday, they were charged with three errors, but manager Ron Gardenhire said it could have been five.

"We just have to get healthy," he said. "More than anything else, it's getting painful watching all these misplays. Booting the ball, and you work, work, work, work and the game starts, and it doesn't get anything done. We've just gotta get away from that. That's embarrassing."

Hendriks roughed up

After allowing three runs on just four hits over seven innings in his big league debut against the White Sox, Liam Hendriks had a tougher time against the Royals, giving up five runs on eight hits over five innings.

"They're a fastball-hitting team, and I threw a lot of fastballs," Hendriks said of the Royals. "I missed with some off-speed, and they just were waiting for [the fastball]."

Duensing returns

Brian Duensing pitched a scoreless seventh inning in his first appearance since he strained an oblique muscle Sept. 3. Duensing would like one more chance to start this season, but he's open to starting or relieving next year.

"Whatever they want me to do, I really don't mind," he said. "I feel like I could do either one."

Etc.

• Ben Revere had three stolen bases, giving him 30 for the season. He needs just one more to match the Twins' rookie record of 31, set by Luis Rivas in 2001.

• Michael Cuddyer and Trevor Plouffe each ended 0-for-20 skids. Cuddyer singled, tripled and drew two walks. Plouffe singled and walked before striking out in the ninth.

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