The Kansas City Royals seek a three-game sweep of the Minnesota Twins Thursday and starting pitcher Luis Mendoza seeks to end a string of three straight no-decisions.
Mendoza (7-9, 4.63 ERA) gave up five runs in 5.1 innings in his last outing against the Chicago White Sox. He gave up 10 hits, walked one and had three strikeouts. Before that he faced these same Twins, giving up two runs in five innings of a Royals win, but didn't factor in the decision.
"I just concentrate on keeping the games close and giving my team a chance to win," Mendoza told the Royals' official website. "I know I can do a better job, but sometimes I try to do too much. When I'm consistent and can keep the ball down, I have good results. The season has been pretty good but I wish the numbers could be better."
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