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KANSAS CITY, Mo. Custom San Diego Padres Jerseys . -- Paulo Orlando entered this season as a spare outfielder with the Kansas City Royals. Hes finishing it as a productive starter.Orlando had four hits to match his career high in the Royals 7-6 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night.Orlando is hitting .459 in his past 10 games to hike his average to .307.Paulo has really been swinging his bat, Royals manager Ned Yost said. Hes really focused on trying to hit .300. Thats a big goal.Orlando was batting when the game ended, but he never saw a pitch.After Salvador Perezs pinch-hit RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning pulled the Royals within a run, Terrance Gore ran for him. Brandon Kintzler picked Gore off first base to end the game.Kintzler made two throws to first baseman Kennys Vargas and the second one nabbed Gore, but he never threw a pitch to Orlando.Gore was initially called safe, but after a 1 minute, 15 second review, the call was reversed.The replay said I wasnt safe, so stay with it, Gore said. I was just anticipating the front foot up and thats when I went.Gore is used almost strictly as a pinch-runner and has 11 steals in 12 attempts this season.He got caught leaning, Yost said.Bryon Buxtons one-out double triggered a three-run ninth off Kelvin Herrera (2-6). Robbie Grossman, Miguel Sano and Max Kepler contributed run-scoring singles in the inning.Kelvin takes the ball, no matter how he feels, Yost said. Hes worn down from the extra work.The Twins won for the first time in 10 games this season at Kauffman Stadium.Michael Tonkin (3-2) was the winner, while Kintzler logged his 16th save in 19 opportunities despite giving up two runs, three hits and a walk.Royals left-hander Danny Duffy was pulled with one out in the seventh, allowing four runs and eight hits, including a solo homer to Vargas in the sixth.You think weve really got to go deep with Danny, as far as we can go and a 25-pitch first inning and Im like, `Oh, man, thats not good for business right there, Yost said. But, then, he went out and had a very economical second inning, got to within three over par and then got back to exact par in the third inning, so I felt pretty good about it.The Twins three-run seventh included a two-run triple by Buxton, who scored on Jorge Polancos single.Twins starter Kyle Gibson failed to hold the two-run lead through the bottom of the inning. Jarrod Dyson tripled home Drew Butera and scored on Whit Merrifields single to tie the score.Orlando had two doubles, while Butera had three hits, equaling his career best, including a single to lead off the ninth.Royals designated hitter Kendrys Morales was lifted for a pinch-hitter in the fifth inning.He got sick, Yost said. He was running a little bit of a fever and was down in energy.ONE MORE VICTORYThe Royals need one victory in their final three games to have a winning record for the fourth consecutive year. The last time the Royals accomplished that was 1975-1980, six straight winning seasons.TRAINERS ROOMTwins: 1B Joe Mauer, who is hitless in his past 15 at-bats, missed the three games against the Royals with a quad injury.Royals: RHP Kris Medlen, who is on the 60-day DL with rotator cuff inflammation, said he is shut down until November when he will begin a throwing program. Beyond frustrating, Medlen described his season. He was 1/3 with a 7.77 ERA in six starts.UP NEXTTwins: RHP Tyler Duffey has allowed 198 base runners (161 hits), 31 walks and six hit batters in 131 innings. He will make his final start Friday at the White Sox, who will counter with LHP Carlos Rodon.Royals: RHP Yordano Ventura is 0-1 with 5.40 ERA in two starts this season against the Indians. Cleveland LHP Ryan Merritt will make his first big league start. Jose Pirela Jersey . He was followed closely by David Clarkson, donning red, seconds later. Clarksons actions one night earlier, leaping off the bench in defence of Kessel during a pre-season game against the Buffalo Sabres, will cost him the first 10 games of the regular season. Wil Myers Jersey . -- Jimmy Walkers first PGA Tour trophy came with a special gift tucked inside. http://www.padresrookiestore.com/Padres-...ig-Kids-Jersey/ . Despite dominating possession, Schalke needed an own goal from Nicolas Hoefler for the breakthrough a minute before the interval. The Freiburg midfielder misjudged Jefferson Farfans corner and bundled the ball into his own net. BALTIMORE -- The Cincinnati Bengals had just lost another game they had to win. The reality of their situation was apparent as a stone-faced Marvin Lewis shuffled at the front of a line of sullen players heading to the locker room.Sundays 19-14 loss to Baltimore left the Bengals (3-7-1) to ponder this: To extend their run of five straight postseason appearances, winning out might not be enough.As I told our guys, now we need help, Lewis said. Its not done. We obviously have to do our end now -- and thats win the last five ballgames if we have any chance to go to the playoffs.The Bengals are wounded, down and just about out. Playing their first full game without injured offensive stars Giovani Bernard and A.J. Green, the Bengals fell into a 16-3 hole at halftime and never recovered.Andy Dalton was harassed for much of the day, in part because he didnt have a running game to back him up (64 yards rushing on 20 attempts). Dalton was sacked three times, lost two fumbles and had numerous balls batted down at the line of scrimmage.I dont know how many they tipped at the end. It can be frustrating, Dalton said. My guess is they werent rushing as much, just putting their hands up. . Its just the nature of having to throw the ball.With Green out, Dalton completed passes to nine different players. Only one of those throws went for a score.I thought we moved the ball really well, he said. We were close. Very close. It felt like a typical game against Baltimore, coming down to the end where we had a chance to win or tie it up.It turned out to be just another loss in an injury-marred, disappointinng season. Cory Spangenberg Jersey. The Bengals have won only once since Sept. 29 and are 0-3-1 in their last four. And that is why they now stand on the brink of elimination.We got to find a way to turn it around, try and find a way to win one game at this point, Dalton said. One game, then it can carry over to two. We got to change it.To their credit, the Bengals made a run after falling behind 19-9 with 12:16 remaining. A field goal cut the gap to a touchdown, and Dalton took the offense to the Baltimore 16 before a third-down fumble ended the comeback bid.Thanks to a safety from Baltimore on the final play of the game, the Bengals scored five points in the fourth quarter -- one more than their average. Thats another thing that has to change if Cincinnati is to make a run at the postseason.We had something going there in the final drive in the fourth quarter but we didnt finish it off, running back Rex Burkhead said. Were disappointed, but were going to keep fighting. Thats what this team is made of -- high-character guys who are going to keep fighting.Whether or not Green returns from a hamstring injury next week to face Philadelphia, the Bengals wont feel sorry for themselves.Thats why each and every one of us is in the NFL, said receiver James Wright, who had three catches for 23 yards. We all have talent. We just have to put it together and come together as a group and make plays.---For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL. ' ' '

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