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Game 70: Kansas City Royals vs. Minnesota Twins

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Game two against the Twinkies

MLB: Kansas City Royals at Minnesota Twins David Berding-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Royals (22-47) @ Minnesota Twins (46-22)

Glenn Sparkman (1-2, 3.58 ERA) vs. Jake Odorizzi (9-2, 1.92 ERA)

First pitch- 6:45 CT

Target Field, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Quick Hits:

  • Tonight the Twins will retire Joe Mauer’s number

  • Adalberto Mondesi returns to the lineup hitting 2nd

  • Whit Merrifield is a career .333 hitter at Target Field

  • Down in Omaha, Brett Phillips has hit four home runs in his last eight games

  • Over the last seven starts, Royals starters have an ERA of 2.08 per Jeffrey Flanagan

Lineup:

Merrifield RF

Mondesi SS

Gordon LF

Soler DH

Duda 1B

Cuthbert 3B

Lopez 2B

Maldonado C

Hamilton CF

Sparkman P