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Game 122: Royals at Twins

Tommy Milone makes his home debut as a pitcher for the Twins.

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First Pitch: 1:10pm CDT

Know Thine Enemy: Royals Review

Pre-Game Notes

  • 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.

Today's Lineups

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