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Game 55: Twins @ Royals

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

First thing first--Joe "I like to lay in my hammock" Mauer is still out of the lineup with a sore thumb. Now for your starting pitchers:


Bruce Chen

#52 / Pitcher / Kansas City Royals

6-2

215

L

L

Jun 19, 1977


The Twins faced Bruce Chen back on April 29th in what turned out to be Chen's shortest outing of the year so far. Chen gave up 6 hits and 6 earned runs over just 2.2 innings, and failed to pick Denard Span off first although he tried his darndest. Hopefully Chen has a similar outing today in Kansas City.


Francisco Liriano

#47 / Pitcher / Minnesota Twins

6-2

215

L

L

Oct 26, 1983


Fransisco Liriano is making his second start since rejoining the rotation. His last outing went well, giving up no runs and only 3 hits over 6 innings pitched. So what will Liriano do today? Anyone's guess! Let's watch and find out!

Lineups after the jump!

Twins
1. Denard Span (L) CF
2. Darin Mastroianni (R) RF
3. Josh Willingham (R) LF
4. Justin Morneau (L) 1B
5. Ryan Doumit (S) DH
6. Trevor Plouffe (R) 3B
7. Brian Dozier (R) SS
8. Drew Butera (R) C
9. Jamey Carroll (R) 2B

Royals
1. Alex Gordon (L) LF
2. Johnny Giavotella (R) 2B
3. Billy Butler (R) DH
4. Mike Moustakas (L) 3B
5. Jeff Francoeur (R) RF
6. Eric Hosmer (L) 1B
7. Brayan Pena (S) C
8. Jarrod Dyson (L) CF
9. Alcides Escobar (R) SS