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Game 54: Twins @ Royals

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First Pitch: 7:10 PM
TV: FS-N
Radio: ESPN 1500
Know Thine Enemy: Royals Review

According to Rhett Bollinger, Carl Pavano is heading to the DL and Nick Blackburn is starting on Wednesday.

Today the Twins do battle with the Kansas City Royals. Eden Prairie native Cole Devries (0-1, 2.70) faces off against Will Smith (1-1, 6.58). I want to make a joke about Will Smith the pitcher having the same name as Will Smith the rapper/Academy Award nominated actor. But that would be lame, so I am doing everything to not make that joke.

It's the start of a 3 game tilt at Kauffman Stadium between the two worst teams in the AL Central. The Twins are looking to go extend their "winning streak" to three games. Lineups after the jump. There is no Joe Mauer in the lineup tonight, as he is still dealing with a sore thumb.

TWINS

Denard Span CF

Ben Revere RF

Josh Willingham DH

Justin Morneau 1B

Ryan Doumit C

Trevor Plouffe LF

Brian Dozier SS

Alexi Casilla 2B

Jamey Carroll 3B

ROYALS

Alex Gordon LF

Johnny Giavotella 2B

Billy Butler DH

Mike Moustakas 3B

Jeff Francouer RF

Eric Hosmer 1B

Alcidies Escobar SS

Jarrod Dyson CF

Humberto Quintero C