INNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins 2015 season ended today in a 6-1 loss to the Kansas City Royals.

The loss completes a three-game sweep by the division champion Royals and brings a close to a season in which the Twins ended above .500 (83-79) for the first time since 2010.

Starting pitcher and expensive free agent Ricky Nolasco continued to disappoint -- allowing five runs on four hits through just 2 2/3 innings.

Though falling short of a postseason appearance, the Twins have plenty to look forward to next year. Players seemed to respond to first year manager Paul Molitor and up-and-coming youngsters like Miguel Sano and Eddie Rosario showed the belong in the big leagues.

Season Statistics

Batters
C - Kurt Suzuki: .240 AVG, 5 HR, 50 RBI
1B - Joe Mauer: .265 AVG, 10 HR, 66 RBI
2B - Brian Dozier: .236 AVG, 28 HR, 77 RBI
3B - Trevor Plouffe: .244 AVG, 22 HR, 86 RBI
SS - Eduardo Escobar: .262 AVG, 12 HR, 59 RBI
LF - Eddie Rosario: .267 AVG, 13 HR, 50 RBI
CF - Aaron Hicks: .256 AVG, 11 HR, 33 RBI
RF - Torii Hunter: .240 AVG, 22 HR, 81 RBI
DH - Miguel Sano: .269 AVG, 18 HR, 52 RBI

Pitchers
SP - Kyle Gibson: 11 Wins, 11 Losses, 3.84 ERA
SP - Mike Pelfrey: 6 Wins, 11 Losses, 4.26 ERA
SP - Phil Hughes: 11 Wins, 9 Losses, 4.40 ERA
SP - Tommy Milone: 9 Wins, 5 Losses, 3.92 ERA
SP - Tyler Duffey: 5 Wins, 1 Loss, 3.10 ERA
SP - Ervin Santana: 7 Wins, 5 Losses, 4.00 ERA
CL - Glen Perkins: 3 Wins, 5 Losses, 32 Saves, 3.32 ERA
RP - Kevin Jepsen: 1 Win, 1 Loss, 10 Saves, 1.61 ERA
RP - Blaine Boyer: 3 Wins, 6 Losses, 2.49 ERA
RP - Trevor May: 8 Wins, 9 Losses, 4.00 ERA
RP - Casey Fien: 4 Wins, 6 Losses, 3.55 ERA