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Game 111: Kansas City Royals vs. Minnesota Twins

Royals look to end the three-game slide.

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

Kansas City Royals (40-70) @ Minnesota Twins (66-42)

Glenn Sparkman (3-7, 5.25 ERA) vs. Martín Pérez (8-4, 4.38 ERA)

First pitch- 7:10 CT

Target Field, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Quick hits:

  • Sparkman has allowed 12 runs and 18 hits in his last two starts.

  • Pérez has faced Kansas City twice this season. He gave up five runs in 6 23 innings in the first matchup, six runs in five innings in the second meeting.

  • Nicky Lopez is hitting .202 with a .243 OBP in his last 30 games.

  • Kris Bubic starts in Wilmington tonight. He has a 1.12 ERA with 30 strikeouts in his last four starts.

  • Daniel Tillo, a third round pick in the 2017 draft, threw seven shutout innings with five strikeouts in his Double-A debut.


Merrifield RF

Gordon LF

Dozier 3B

Soler DH

Cuthbert 1B

Starling CF

Arteaga SS

Lopez 2B

Gallagher C

Sparkman P