The Royals' bullpen gave up 14 runs over the first three games -- all in the seventh innings. In Thursday's 5-3 loss, Mike Minor surrendered two runs in that frame and took the loss.
Still, it's not even close to the stinginess Royals fans are accustomed to.
"It's a different look for them," Twins manager Paul Molitor said. "They can mix and match with the three lefties. We kept [closer Kelvin] Herrera out of the series, which was a plus for us, playing ahead.
"But I think guys showed a lot of patience and had a good idea for what to look for and what pitches they have. It's just part of our preparation to have our hitters be accountable."