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Minnesota Twins Team Report - April 22nd
(Sports Network) - The Minnesota Twins hope to snap a four-game losing streak
tonight when they begin a three-game series against the Kansas City Royals at
The Twins enter Tuesday's contest on the heels of getting swept by the New
York Yankees in a four-game series at the Metrodome that concluded with
Monday's 15-1 rout. Rick Reed (1-3) took the loss, as he allowed 11 runs -- 10
earned - on 10 hits in 4 1/3 innings, Reed struck out four and walked three.
Dustan Mohr accounted for the Twins' only run with a solo homer. Minnesota
dropped to 0-7 on the year versus the Yankees, but are 9-3 against the rest of
The Twins will pin their hopes tonight on veteran lefthander Kenny Rogers, who
is 2-0 on the season with a 3.50 ERA. Rogers is coming off his finest effort
of the season in his last outing, a brilliant effort against the lowly Tigers.
The 38-year old hurler scattered seven hits over eight scoreless innings,
while striking out nine and did not walk a batter in his team's 6-0 win.
Rogers is 12-10 with a 3.54 ERA lifetime against the Royals.
Minnesota took 14 of the 19 meetings between these teams last season and
posted an 8-2 mark in Kansas City. Since the start of the 2001 season the
Twins are 27-11 against the Royals and are 14-5 inside Kauffman Stadium.
04/22 13:55:15 ET
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