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Royals Vs. Twins, Final Score: Kansas City Loses Paulino, Then The Game

Despite scoring two runs in the bottom of the first, Kansas City couldn't hold on to outlast the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night, partially due to the fact that Royals starting pitcher Felipe Paulino went down with a strained groin almost immediately in a 4-2 loss. After being hit above the knee by a line drive from the Twin's Ben Revere to open the game. Three batters later, Paulino would leave with a strained groin, his status in the rotation now in doubt.

Yuniesky Betancourt's two-run homer in the bottom of the first would be all of the offense Kansas City would produce on the night. Reliever Luis Mendoza took over the game, and was effective until the fifth inning, when a Justin Morneau RBI would put Minnesota in the lead.

The Royals finished their homestand 3-3, and failed to take the series from last-place Minnesota.

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