Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 8/29/13
With 31 games to go, the Minnesota Twins have already set a team record for strikeouts in a season. Yes, the whole year for this team has been one big swing and a miss. Salvador Perez homered twice for Kansas City, had four hits and sent a message to Twins starter Andrew Albers after a high-and-inside fastball, leading the Royals to an 8-1 victory on Wednesday night. Danny Duffy (2-0) pitched 6 2-3 shutout innings hours after being promoted from Triple-A, and the Twins lost their fourth in a row. Minnesota struck out 10 times to bring its season total to 1,127 times, topping the previous mark of 1,121 in 1997. ''There are guys that swing for home runs, but no, I didn't think that we would have a whole group like this,'' manager Ron Gardenhire said. ''It's kind of hard to imagine this many strikeouts. Trying too hard. Whatever you want to call it. I don't know. But we have a lot of strikeouts. Way too many.'' Chris Colabello whiffed on a changeup from Duffy in the fifth inning ...
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