KC Blanks Twins, Bartlett Retires 19 Apr 14

 The Twins scattered eight hits but were blanked 5-0 by the Royals last night in Kansas City.  Ricky Nolasco allowed five runs in five-and-two-thirds innings to fall to 1-and-2.  Josmil Pinto went 2-for-3 for Minnesota in the loss.  The Twins had won five out of six. The Twins and Royals clash again today at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.  Kevin Correia gets the start for Minnesota, looking for his first win.  Left-hander Bruce Chen takes the hill for KC, sporting an 0-and-1 mark.  First pitch is set for 1:10. Coverage begins at 12:40pm on 860 AM KNUJ. 

 Twins’ Bartlett To Retire

Twins infielder Jason Bartlett is hanging it up.  After pulling out of Thursday’s game with Class-A Fort Myers, Bartlett has informed the team he intends to retire.  He was on a rehab stint with Fort Myers after sustaining a left ankle sprain.