With Kevin Slowey tossing seven innings of one-run ball while Jason Kubel and Alexi Casilla chipped in with solid contributions on offense, the Twins easily coasted to a 7-1 victory over Kyle Davies and the Royals last night.
The Twins have now won consecutive games for the first time since they beat the Angels twice in a row to start their 14-game road trip. It's been a brutal stretch, but the Twins are back to playing good baseball and seem to be regaining confidence. This comes at a good time, as the White Sox seem to be losing steam thanks to injuries and tough competition. The Sox finally snapped Toronto's lengthy winning streak last night to remain a game ahead in the division, but had to fend off a late Jays rally that nearly tied the game.
The Twins' play as of late has been quite frustrating, but they've stayed very close in the race and are poised for a very exciting final three-week stretch. A sweep-clinching victory this afternoon with Francisco Liriano would be huge, because the Twins are preparing to embark on another extruciating road trip. All we can hope is that they take care of business on that trip a little better than they did on the last one.