Samuel Deduno, Twins
The sometimes strike-challenged righthander put only six runners on base in shutting out the Royals for six innings.
BY THE NUMBERS
20 Consecutive innings without surrendering a run by Twins pitchers.
3 Shutouts thrown by the Twins pitching staff this season, the last two back-to-back.
.358 Joe Mauer’s career batting average at Kauffman Stadium, including 20 doubles.
Righthander P.J. Walters will try to win his third start in a row when he faces Kansas City’s Jeremy Guthrie.