Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 4/28/12
MINNEAPOLIS Like they did last season, the losses continue to pile up for the Minnesota Twins. Friday's 7-6 loss to the Kansas City Royals dropped the Twins to 5-15 on the season, which puts them alone in last place in the American League Central and dead last in the major leagues. But unlike the 2011 season, when Minnesota lost 99 games, the Twins insist that this year is different. Despite the slow start and the current six-game losing streak they say the feeling is not the same as it was a year ago. "We have a pretty good team here. I think we all know that," said outfielder Trevor Plouffe, who homered in Friday's loss. "We're battling. We keep saying we're right there. We've been in all these games. It's tough. We want to win games. "We work hard. I can go out there on a limb and say we work harder than any other team in the big leagues. We're just going to continue to trust that and things will start falling our way."Following Friday's loss, in which Minnesota's bullpen al...
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