First Pitch: 1:10pm CDT
Radio: K-TWIN, TIBN
Know Thine Enemy: Royals Review
- With two hits and a walk last night, Jordan Schafer gets his second start in a row in center field.
- Thanks to Schafer, Danny Santana is making his second start in a row at shortstop after not starting there since June 25.
- Anthony Swarzak is officially available to pitch today. He hasn't pitched since tweaking his ankle on Tuesday.
- This is the ninth game in a row where Kennys Vargas has started in the cleanup spot.
- Only three Royals have more than ten at-bats versus Milone. As a team, they've hit .224/.267/.347 against him.
- Joe Mauer and Kurt Suzuki both have had a good deal of success against Jeremy Guthrie in the past. Brian Dozier and Trevor Plouffe, however? Not so much.
|KANSAS CITY ROYALS||MINNESOTA TWINS|
|Norichika Aoki - RF||Danny Santana - SS|
|Omar Infante - 2B||Brian Dozier - 2B|
|Salvador Perez - C||Joe Mauer - 1B|
|Billy Butler - 1B||Kennys Vargas - DH|
|Alex Gordon - LF||Oswaldo Arcia - RF|
|Josh Willingham - DH||Kurt Suzuki - C|
|Mike Moustakas - 3B||Chris Parmelee - LF|
|Alcides Escobar - SS||Eduardo Escobar - 3B|
|Jarrod Dyson - CF||Jordan Schafer - CF|
|Jeremy Guthrie - RHP||Tommy Milone - LHP|