Slowey Loses Again As Twins Fall To Royals

Kevin Slowey lost his eighth consecutive start on Monday night, as the Minnesota Twins fell to the Kansas City Royals at Target Field by a score of 7-3.

It looked like Slowey might actually get out of his rut, as the Twins led 3-1 going into the top of the sixth inning of Monday night's game, but then things fell apart for the Minnesota right-hander. Slowey gave up three runs to Kansas City in the top of the inning, and was credited with another one after being lifted for Jim Hoey as the Twins fell behind for good. The score was 5-3 after six, and Kansas City added single runs in the eighth and ninth innings to provide the final margin of victory.

The loss was number 99 on the year for Minnesota, which means that the Twins will have to win their final two games of the year to avoid just the second 100-loss season since the team moved to Minnesota in 1961. They've already clinched the second-worst record in the Minnesota era of the franchise.

Tuesday night's game at Target Field is scheduled to get underway at 7:10 PM Central time. The Twins will send right-hander Anthony Swarzak (3-7, 4.42 ERA) to the mound, while the Royals will counter with Sean O'Sullivan (2-5, 6.92 ERA).

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