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Game LXXX: Twins at Royals (Game 2)

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Royals try for doubleheader sweep and sole possession of 2nd place

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In the immortal words of Mr. Cub Ernie Banks "Let's play two!"

In game 1 earlier today, the Royals were down 5-1 but rallied to win 11-6. The Royals hit 4 home runs and used 6 pitchers throwing 224 pitches. I think it's safe to say Ned hopes Jason Hammel goes out and eats a lot of innings.

The Twins counter with Felix Jorge making his major league debut.

A couple of notes around the Strahm injury:

Royals lineup:

Just a reminder for those scoreboard watching, the Indians and Tigers started game 2 of their doubleheader at 6:15. If the Royals could pick up 2 games on both the Twins and Indians today... wow. Kansas City would be 1 ahead of Minnesota and just 1 back of the Cleveland.