Twins shut out KC; extend winning streak
KANSAS CITY (Sports Network) -- The Kansas City Royals set a new record for futility with Tuesday's 3-0 loss to the Minnesota Twins.
The Royals suffered their 11th straight defeat at Kauffman Stadium to establish a new club record for consecutive home losses in one season. Kansas City lost its first 10 home games to start the 2012 season.
Ryan Doumit paced the Twins' offense with a solo homer and two RBI. Josh Willingham added an RBI single for Minnesota, which has won three in a row and seven of eight.
Samuel Deduno (2-1) tossed six-plus scoreless frames for the visitors. The right-hander gave up four hits while striking out five.
Meanwhile, Kansas City starting pitchers continued to struggle. Luis Mendoza (1-3) allowed three runs on seven hits to go with three walks over 4 1/3 innings.
Starting pitchers for the Royals are now in a stretch of 18 consecutive games without a winning decision. The club has gone just 3-15 during that span.
Despite issuing three walks and hitting a batter over the first three innings, Mendoza was able to keep Minnesota off the board early on.
The Twins' first hit came in the fourth, when Doumit led off the frame with a homer to right-center field.