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Game LVI Thread: The Royals of Kansas City versus the Twins of Minnesota

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Chris Young versus Trevor May, a clash of titans.

Easy, guys. I got it.
Easy, guys. I got it.
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In a battle for the ages, Chris Young faces off against Trevor May as each duels on behalf of his team for supremacy in the American League Central.

Young, who has pitched extremely effectively for the Royals when not hurling laced orbs in an offense-favoring park, looks to improve upon his 2.56 ERA and 4-2 record. A win for Young and the Royals ensures that the Royals leave Minnesota with at least a share of the division lead. A loss means that the Royals would need to win Wednesday's rubber match to not end the series two games back in the race.

May enters action Tuesday night hoping that his peripherals--which are good--align themselves more closely to his ERA--which is not. He currently sports a 2.80 FIP, 7.94 K/9, 1.43 BB/9, and 5.56 K/BB. Unfortunately for the 6'5" righty, his .329 BABIP and 65.8 LOB% have undermined his efforts thus far, leading to an unseemly 4.45 ERA.

Young will face the following lineup:

These are the Royals that Trevor May will be facing: