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Twins lose fourth straight as Jose Berrios struggles, offense fails


August 10, 2020

Orlin Wagner – Associated Press

Kansas City Royals Adalberto Mondesi, back, steals second base behind Minnesota Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco during the first inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – There isn't much normal about this baseball season, but the Twins stumbled into one familiar facet this weekend: Nobody can play .833 ball indefinitely.

The Twins, who opened the season by winning 10 of their first 12 games and dreaming of a promising postseason, left Kauffman Stadium on Sunday humbled and frustrated by a Royals bullpen that they never saw coming. Kansas City relievers were near perfect for a third day in a row, pitching four shutout innings to complete a three-game sweep with a 4-2 victory and send the Twins to Milwaukee in a daze of frustration that their manager worked to dispel.

"We're still in a pretty good spot. We've played some good baseball already this year. I feel pretty good about everything going forward, and not overreacting most of the time is the right thing to do," manager Rocco Baldelli said after the Twins lost their fourth consecutive game. "We know we didn't come out here and play well this series, but I don't think that means we're not going to show up in Milwaukee [on Monday] ready to go."


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