The Twins were shut out by the Royals 4-0 on Wednesday at Target Field, giving Kansas City the series win. Minnesota falls to 38-45 with the loss.

Jason Vargas improved to 8-3 for Kansas City after pitching seven scoreless innings while allowing four hits and striking out eight.

Kevin Correia fell to 2-10 on the season for the Twins despite a quality start, allowing two runs on six hits in six innings of work.

The Twins begin a four game series with the Yankees tonight at Target Field. Former Yankee Phil Hughes gets the start Thursday for the Twins against Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka, who is 11-3 with a 2.10 ERA.