The Twins lost 7-3 to the Royals in Kansas City Saturday night.  The Royals scored 2 runs in the 5th inning to break a 2-all tie.  Chris Parmelee was 2-4 with 1 run scored and 1 RBI and both Joe Mauer and Jamey Carroll were 1-3 with 1 RBI for Minnesota.  Scott Diamond allowed 10 hits and 4 earned runs in 6 innings to take the loss for the Twins and drop to 8-4.

Minnesota will play at Kansas City again today at 1:10, pregame on WJON at 12:40.  Righthander Sam Deduno gets the start on the mound for the Twins and Jeremy Guthrie 3-9 toes the rubber for the Royals.