A pair of streaks came to an end Wednesday in Kansas City. Neither of them were favorable for the Minnesota Twins.
The Twins entered Wednesday's game against the Royals having shut out their opponents for a stretch of 20 consecutive innings. That included two straight shutouts as Minnesota blanked the Seattle Mariners by a 10-0 final on Sunday and the Royals by a score of 3-0 in Tuesday's series opener.
That scoreless innings streak didn't last long, however. In fact, Minnesota couldn't get through the first inning Wednesday without allowing a run. With one out in the first inning, the Royals took an advantage of a two-base error by shortstop Pedro Florimon to score the game's first run. It ended the Twins' scoreless innings streak at 20 13 innings.
The other streak that ended Wednesday was Kansas City's home futility streak. The last-place Royals had lost 11 straight home games a franchise record. Before Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Twins, Kansas City's last win at Kauffman Sta...