Worth noting

• The Twins had dropped five in a row, including 10 straight on the road entering Sunday. This marks the longest streak since they lost 11 consecutive games Sept. 3-24 in 2011.

• Against the American League West, the Twins were 4-14 this season entering Sunday, which includes dropping nine of their last 10.

Trevor Plouffe and Eduardo Nunez are expected to rejoin the Twins from the disabled list Monday, when the Royals travel to Minneapolis.

Grace Raynor is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.