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Game 56: Twins @ Royals

First Pitch: 7:10pm CDT
Radio: Twins Radio Network
Know Thine Enemy:
Royals Review
Soothing Balm: "John Allyn Smith Sails," Okkervil River

Hey, somebody's going for a winning streak tonight. And it's the Twins! For reals!


Carl Pavano

#48 / Pitcher / Minnesota Twins





Jan 08, 1976

He is 0-3 with a 5.26 ERA in his last six starts. He has 99 career wins. He went to the same high school as Rob Dibble.

Danny Duffy

#23 / Pitcher / Kansas City Royals





Dec 21, 1988

The Royals prospect is not responsible for Adele canceling the remainder of her North American tour. If you choose to blame him, I DO NOT HAVE YOUR BACK. Sorry.

Lineups and news after the jump:

Hitterers (courtesy Joe C.):

TWINS (18-37)

1. Denard Span, CF
2. Alexi Casilla, SS
3. Justin Morneau, DH
4. Michael Cuddyer, 1B
5. Danny Valencia, 3B
6. Delmon Young, LF
7. Ben Revere, RF
8. Luke Hughes, 2B
9. Drew Butera, C

ROYALS (25-31)

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


  • If the game gets out of hand, your mission in the comments is to make up an interesting backstory for the newly-acquired Jeremy Reed.
  • Jesse has an excellent primer on new Twin Brian Dinkleman.
  • As you can see above, Aussie Aussie Aussie is back from Rochester and in the lineup this evening.
  • I know two different people going to the game in Kansas City this evening. I can only afford bail for one of them, so it's first come, first serve, you guys.
  • Our good friends at TwinsCentric are having a Twins Viewing Party at Smalleys 87 Club (the old Champps) in downtown Minneapolis this evening. I have been told there will be prizes and food/drink specials, and it benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Minnesota. If you're in the area, you should go.

Enjoy the game, everybody.