Three games behind the fifth-place Kansas City Royals, with 15 games to go. Halloween is six weeks away, but this is as scary as it's been for the Twins since 2000. It'll just get grimmer if K.C. wins today's matinee.
Royals blank Twins in basement battle
The Twins are now three games behind the Royals in the battle for the basement after losing in Kansas City, 4-0 Tuesday night. In eight innings of work, Royals starter Bruce Chen shut down the Twins allowing only two hits, and he retired 24 of the final 26 batters he faced.