Twins move 10 games over .500 for first time since June 22 with sweep of KC
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The Minnesota Twins' offense was slightly more subdued on Wednesday afternoon, collecting only 14 hits in a 6-4 win over the Royals. This, of course, coming after the Twins tallied at least 19 hits in three consecutive games -- a task that hadn't been accomplished since 1933.
The sweep gives the Twins a 10-4 record since the All-Star break, and a 56-46 record on the season. The last time the Twins sat 10 games over .500 was June 22 (40-30).
Brian Duensing provided another solid effort in his second start of the season, allowing two earned runs on eight hits and a walk in six innings. Duensing threw 83 pitches -- a season-high -- and struck out two.
At one point in early July, the Twins' pitching staff (relievers included) had allowed at least six earned runs in nine out of 13 games. Since July 20, however, the Twins have not allowed more than four earned runs in any game -- a span that covers nine games.
Sure, the competition has been... well... meager. At best. But the Twins are certainly clicking on all cylinders right now.