Billy Butler drove in the Royals only one of the day and was the only player with multiple hits in the game with two. Luke Hochevar got the start on the mound and his struggles this season continued.
Hochevar pitched six complete innings and gave up eight hits and five earned runs, bringing his record on the year to 5-8 and raising his ERA to 5.23.
The Royals are now 35-41 on the season and are six games back of the Chicago White Sox in the AL Central. They will face the Twins again on Sunday with first pitch coming at 1:10 P.M., CST.