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Royals 6, Twins 4: Can we play the Yankees again?

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Minnesotoa Twins v Kansas City Royals Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images

Let’s get this one over with nice and quick.

Kansas City won 6-4.

The Twins’ pitching started strong, as Jake Odorizzi did on Wednesday night versus New York. Gabriel Moya and Stephen Gonsalves pitched five innings on hitless ball. If you notice I didn’t say runless, it’s because a walk and a Jorge Polanco error led to a run in the fifth. Meanwhile, Jake Cave whacked a 2-run dong off in the second to give the Twins an early lead.

HOWEVER.

Alan Busenitz entered the game in the sixth and hoo boy did things go south. He faced three batters, and it went like this: double, dong, dong. So he was removed. Matt Magill came in, gave up another run, and was replaced by Andrew Vasquez, who is definitely someone who is on the Twins right now. Anyway, he got out of the inning.

Minnesota narrowed the gap in the top of the eighth, when there were three goddamn pitching changes and two runs (Robbie Grossman sac fly, Eddie Rosario single).

Likely soap opera character Oliver Drake gave a run back in the bottom of the frame. And then the game was over.

STUDS: Linda Hamilton in Terminator 2, Bruce Willis in Die Hard

DUDS: Busenitz.

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See you tomorrow.