Royals Hammer Twins 9-1
The Twins lost 9-1 at home against Kansas City Tuesday night. The loss ends a 3-game win streak for Minnesota. Scott Diamond allowed 10 hits and 4 earned runs in 6 innings to take the loss and drop to 11-7. Ben Revere went 3-5 and both Darin Mastroanni and Justin Morneau each had 2 hits. Josh Willingham lost a fly ball in left field in the lights and the hit led to a triple for Lozenzo Cain.
The Twins are 59-83 and will play the Royals at Target Field again tonight at 7:10, pregame on WJON at 6:40. Righthander P.J. Walters (2-3) and righthander Luke Hochevar (7-13) toes the rubber for the Royals.
The Twins played without catcher Joe Mauer Tuesday night. He sat because of back spasms. Chris Parmelee missed the game with a groin injury. He is listed as day to day.