Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/2/14
The Minnesota Twins and Kansas City Royals have both experienced their share of struggles. But a recent power surge has things looking up for the Twins, while the Royals' offense is still sputtering through a prolonged slump. Minnesota would like to see both trends continue Tuesday night when it visits Kansas City in the opener of a three-game series. The Twins (25-29) don't resemble the offense that managed five runs during a three-game sweep at the hands of the Royals from April 8-10. They arrive in Kansas City winners of seven of nine while slugging .449 with 15 homers - including four in Sunday's 10-0 win over Seattle. This stretch immediately follows a 10-game losing streak - tied for fourth-longest in team history - that saw the Twins average 2.8 runs while slugging only .317. "Those 10 games we were losing, some games were one-run games and we just needed a big hit," Brian Dozier, who went 3 for 4 with a home run Sunday, told the team's official website. Dozier has stru...
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