Kansas City, MO  --  The Minnesota Twins are now tied with the 1982 Twins as the worst team in franchise history.  Trouble is, there are four more games.  Barring a sweep from here on out, this year's group will go down as the worst ever.

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Twins starter Ervin Santana pitched well again in his final start of 2016, going five innings, giving up four hits and two runs, while walking one and striking out three. But it wasn't enough.

The Royals scored three times with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning for the 5-2 victory at Kauffman Stadium.

Former Twin Kendrys Morales broke the tie with a ground-rule double and Alex Gordon added a two-run single for Kansas City.  Eric Hosmer earlier hit a two-run homer for the Royals, who won their fourth in-a-row but were still eliminated from wild card contention.

Joakim Soria got the win and Wade Davis his 27th save.  Kennys Vargas hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning to tie the game at two for Minnesota.  Taylor Rogers got just one out in the eighth and took the loss.

Game three is tonight with Kyle Gibson pitching for the Twins.  5:30 pre-game, first pitch at 6:10 on Newstalk 1340 KROC.