Twins bring 1-0 series lead over Royals into game 2

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Minnesota Twins (1-0) vs. Kansas City Royals (0-1)

Kansas City, Missouri; Saturday, 4:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Twins: Sonny Gray (0-0); Royals: Jordan Lyles (0-0)

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FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK MLB LINE: Twins -164, Royals +139; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Minnesota Twins lead 1-0 in a three-game series with the Kansas City Royals.

Kansas City had a 65-96 record overall and a 39-42 record in home games last season. The Royals pitching staff had a collective 4.72 ERA while averaging 7.6 strikeouts per nine innings in the 2022 season.

Minnesota went 78-84 overall and 32-49 on the road last season. The Twins averaged 8.4 hits per game last season and totaled 178 home runs.

INJURIES: Royals: Diego Hernandez: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Drew Waters: 10-Day IL (oblique), Daniel Lynch: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Jake Brentz: 60-Day IL (elbow), Angel Zerpa: 60-Day IL (shoulder)

Twins: Josh Winder: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Ronny Henriquez: 15-Day IL (elbow), Gilberto Celestino: 10-Day IL (thumb), Royce Lewis: 60-Day IL (knee), Alex Kirilloff: 10-Day IL (wrist), Chris Paddack: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jorge Polanco: 10-Day IL (knee)


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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