Minnesota Twins (23-35, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Kansas City Royals (29-27, third in the AL Central)
Kansas City, Missouri; Sunday, 2:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Twins: Bailey Ober (0-0, 0.00 ERA) Royals: Brady Singer (3-4, 5.06 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, 55 strikeouts)
BOTTOM LINE: Kansas City and Minnesota will meet on Sunday.
The Royals are 15-19 against the rest of their division. The Kansas City offense has compiled a .244 batting average as a team this season, good for eighth in the league. Andrew Benintendi leads the team with an average of .301.
The Twins are 11-15 against division opponents. Minnesota has hit 83 home runs this season, fourth in the American League. Miguel Sano leads them with 11, averaging one every 13.1 at-bats.
The Twins won the last meeting 5-4. Jose Berrios recorded his sixth victory and Ryan Jeffers went 1-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs for Minnesota. Mike Minor registered his third loss for Kansas City.
TOP PERFORMERS: Salvador Perez leads the Royals with 25 extra base hits and is slugging .521.
Sano leads the Twins with 11 home runs and has 27 RBIs.
LAST 10 GAMES: Royals: 6-4, .279 batting average, 4.08 ERA, outscored opponents by 19 runs
Twins: 4-6, .227 batting average, 5.90 ERA, outscored by 20 runs
INJURIES: Royals: Daniel Tillo: (undisclosed), Josh Staumont: (knee), Jesse Hahn: (shoulder), Danny Duffy: (forearm), Adalberto Mondesi: (hamstring).
Twins: Caleb Thielbar: (groin), Devin Smeltzer: (elbow), Michael Pineda: (forearm), Kenta Maeda: (groin), Edwar Colina: (right elbow), Rob Refsnyder: (concussion), Max Kepler: (hamstring), Jake Cave: (back), Byron Buxton: (hip), Luis Arraez: (shoulder), Mitch Garver: (groin).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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