"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."
It didn't matter whom Royals manager Ned Yost sent out in the seventh in the series -- Travis Wood, Matt Strahm, Minor, Nathan Karns -- they all took their lumps.
"We'll get that sorted out," Yost said. "They just got to get settled in. I think [Joakim] Soria was good today. … We didn't have this problem in Spring Training. It'll iron itself out."