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After the Twins came up empty with runners in scoring position, Brian Dozier connected by going the opposite way.
The team would like the rookie lefthander to have more faith in the signs he's receiving.
The Tampa Bay righthander struck out 11, using his showcase slider to devastating effect.
The righthander will have his season shortened by injury for the second year in a row.
Adalberto Mejia went seven solid innings in the nightcap after the Royals got to Phil Hughes, who is going on the disabled list, in the opener.
"It's very frustrating," said Hughes, 5-3 with a 5.74 ERA this season. "I hoped a lot of this was behind me."
The Twins avoided a series sweep thanks to another strong outing from Jose Berrios, who struck out a career high in a 2-0 win in the second game of a doubleheader. The Twins lost the first game 5-1.
Paul Molitor didn't like the atmosphere in the dugout during Game 1 of the Twins' doubleheader against Colorado, and the manager used an unusual method to address it.
Break down the tape. Dive deep into the numbers. Do background checks. Flip a coin. Indications are that a handful of Twins' officials have seen all the top prospects — and all have different rankings.
Indians rough up lefty for six runs and avert sweep.