Joba Chamberlain made his debut with the Royals.   He was charged with two runs on two hits and a walk while striking out two (photo/MLB)

Joba Chamberlain made his debut with the Royals. He was charged with two runs on two hits and a walk while striking out two (photo/MLB)

The Royals have been outscored 31-9 over the last four games as they opened their series with the Minnesota Twins, falling 6-2 Monday night at Kauffman Stadium.  For the Royals, this series may not mean as much to them as it does the Twins who pulled to within 1.5 games of Texas for the second wild card position.  However, the Royals would like to put this streak to an end.

“We might be losing this battle here, but we’re not losing the war,” said Royals DH Kendrys Morales, whose ground out RBI that scored Lorenzo Cain in the first inning gave him 100 RBI.  He became the 28th player in Royals’ history to reach that milestone.

Tommy Milone (8-4) held the Royals to six hits and two runs, while striking out four and walking one.  Yordano Ventura took the loss, gave up four runs, eight hits, five walks and two wild pitches in 5.1 innings, while striking out eight.  The loss ended a nice run by Ventura who was 4-0 with a 1.13 ERA in his last five starts.