Twins hit a rut in Kansas City, lose 4-1 to Royals

  • Article by: Phil Miller , Star Tribune
  • Updated: June 6, 2013 - 5:01 PM

The key hits stopped coming in the second game of their series against the struggling Royals.

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omahajamesJun. 6, 1312:13 AM

The Twins strike out far too often. Nine times tonight. The six walks were great, but only one of them scored.

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notsidJun. 6, 13 5:07 AM

Once again, the Twins are all about men left on base, including at least once with the bases loaded and a fellow flies out to end the inning. It doesn't seem to matter who is at bat in such situations as they cannot seem to get a hit to bring in the needed runs. Unfortunately, the three big batters, M, M and W, more often that not fail to come through with his when needed and Morneau appears to have lost his home run stroke. They simply cannot drive in runs when needed, a charateristic that will haunt them all season as they work their way to another wll below .500 finish. The fans gave the owners a new stadium that increased the value of their franchise and as a show of appreciation, the owners have continued to field a non-competitive team. Amazing but so predictable as well!

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sportcity444Jun. 6, 13 6:29 AM

Good grief - the Twins lose a 4-1 game in KC and someone complains "the fans bought the Twins a new stadium"? Listen: the people of Minnesota democratically elected officials who approved a whopping 0.15% Hennepin County sales tax to help partially fund this jewel of a ballpark. The 2014 All-Star Game is nearing, downtown is revitalized, and the citizens of Minnesota will have a major league team for the rest of your lifetimes. People who act like they sacrificed their first born child for this stadium should have their heads examined. Complain all you want about this team, but please, it's time to let Target Field off the hook.

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edutchboyJun. 6, 13 6:38 AM

"Mornie" is terrible in the clutch.

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kleinerpJun. 6, 13 6:40 AM

Actually notsid, the Twins are only 4.5 games out of first place right now. I would say that could be called a competitive team. Also, I am sure you, like most other shoppers in Hennepin County, have REALLY taken a financial hit paying for Target Field. Maybe you should loosen up and actually go to a game once in awhile-you might like it.

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fdrebinJun. 6, 13 6:42 AM

"the citizens of Minnesota will have a major league team for the rest of your lifetimes" Rally? Are the Pohlads selling the team? It's not a major league team now!

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reader8Jun. 6, 13 8:28 AM

I certainly wish the Twins would get rid of Morneau; preferrably for a decent thrower. This poor baby misses 3 games because of the flu. Good thing he did not have a hangnail, he might have missed a month or so!! Looked good striking out on that 58 foot pitch late in the game too......

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twinsvisionJun. 6, 1310:29 AM

Amazing how some people have no problem with Pohlad fielding a AAA team, as long as they can go to a shiny new stadium? Who cares how small the percentage paid is by each person? I'm sure it is not a burden to anyone. The point is the stadium was built with the understanding that Pohlad would spend the extra profits on fielding a competetive team, not pocket it and field a AAA team! At the time I was in favor of building the stadium, not so much now? Maybe after the 2014 all star game profits roll in, Pohlad will sell the team to an owner who has an interest in fielding a WS contender, not just fight for the central division medocrity title?

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rogerbJun. 6, 1311:20 AM

Their first loss to the Royals? Didn't we get swept in April? Who edits these articles?

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19jack48Jun. 6, 1311:45 AM

14 left on base left NO room for error; and there was one at a very bad time. so again; the lead film clip is the pitcher taking the blame for the loss? only one batter got 2 whole hits and the only rbi. the twins had 7 ! batters[can't say hitters yet] that could go 1 for 4 and actually raise their BA's. ask them who should take the blame for the loss next time please?

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