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Game 25: Twins (9-15) @ Royals (12-13)

First Pitch: 7:10pm CDT
Radio: Twins Radio Network
Know Thine Enemy:
Royals Review
Soothing Balm: "Just Like Heaven," Dinosaur, Jr.

The Royals are on a 6-game losing streak. They still lead the Twins by 2 ½ games. THAT'S the kind of April it's been.


Scott Baker

#30 / Pitcher / Minnesota Twins





Sep 19, 1981

Baker has been a light in the rotation's darkness. His last two starts: 14 innings, 15 Ks, 2BBs, 0.64 ERA. Also, he bought a powerball ticket last Saturday and WASN'T EVEN CARDED. Everything's coming up Milhouse!

Bruce Chen

#52 / Pitcher / Kansas City Royals





Jun 19, 1977

Bruce Chen: still in the league.

Lineups, notes and Jesse's epic poem about the royal wedding are after the jump:

Swingers (courtesy LEN III)


1. Denard Span, CF2. Alexi Casilla, SS3. Jason Kubel, RF4. Justin Morneau, DH5. Michael Cuddyer, 1B6. Danny Valencia, 3B7. Rene Tosoni, LF8. Drew Butera, C9. Luke Hughes, 2B


1. Chris Getz, 2B
2. Melky Cabrera, CF
3. Alex Gordon, LF
4. Billy Butler, DH
5. Jeff Francoeur, RF
6. Wilson Betemit, 3B
7. Kila Ka'aihue, 1B
8. Brayan Pena, C
9. Alcides Escobar, SS


  • As linked earlier by J-Lu, per 1500ESPN's Tom Pelissero, Francisco Liriano has one more start to get right, or the Twins will probably plug Kevin Slowey into the rotation. Quoth the Gardy: "That's kind of why we're working on Slowey, getting him stretched out, in case we decide after this next start whether we're going to do something or not."
  • Actual non-shitty news: If you follow LaVelle's link above, you'll see that Jim Thome might be able to pinch-hit this evening, and Jason Repko is good to go.
  • National treasure Ozzie Guillen has been suspended two games for his post-ejection Twitter outburst earlier this week. I hope he tweets about it.
Enjoy the game, you monsters.