MINNEAPOLIS -- P.J. Walters' last start was one to forget. His latest outing wasn't much better.
One game after he was yanked in the first inning, Walters lasted just three innings Friday at Target Field. The Twins right-hander was hit around by the Royals and allowed six runs on six hits as Kansas City went on to top the Twins by a 9-3 final.
"That's two in a row where I haven't done my job," Walters said.
It was dj vu for Walters and the Twins, as he was fell behind 3-0 before he could record the second out of the game. He escaped the rest of the first inning unscathed but ran into trouble again in the second. Lorenzo Cain doubled to lead off the second and later came around to score on a line drive smashed up the middle by Alex Gordon for an early 4-0 Royals lead.
Over his last two starts, Walters has allowed 12 runs on seven hits in just 3 23 innings of work -- a 29.45 ERA. Last time out against Cleveland he issued five walks. While he walked just one Royals batter Friday, it co...