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Game 134: Royals vs Twins

Join us chatterheads as we chat about the game

Joe Nathan's 46th save Oct 2nd, 2009 vs KC Royals. A new Twins record
Joe Nathan's 46th save Oct 2nd, 2009 vs KC Royals. A new Twins record
Bruce Cluckhohn ~ Getty Images
First Pitch: 7:10 PM Central
TV: FSNO Radio: Go 96.3 , TIBN
Know Thine Enemy: Royals Review

The Twins (70-63) start an at home series tonight vs the Royals (65-67) with the Twins looking to gain some Wild Card room in the standings and the Royals hoping to keep their playoff chances alive.

On the mound for the Twins: Gee, Dillon (1-1 3.53 ERA 31K)

For the Royals: Hammel, Jason (6-10 4.76 ERA 116K)

As you may or may not know, former Twins great Joe Nathan is officially retiring today and signed a one day deal to retire as a Twin. There will be a pre-game ceremony as well as Joe throwing out the first pitch.

Cody Christie also had a nice article about Nathan's career over at Twins Daily today.

Today's Lineups

Whit Merrifield - 2B Brian Dozier - 2B
Lorenzo Cain - CF Joe Mauer - 1B
Melky Cabrera - LF Jorge Polanco - SS
Eric Hosmer - 1B Eddie Rosario - LF
Salvador Perez - C Eduardo Escobar - 3B
Mike Moustakas - 3B Max Kepler - RF
Jorge Bonifacio - RF Mitch Garver - C
Brandon Moss - DH Kennys Vargas - DH
Alcides Escobar - SS Zack Granite - CF
Jason Hammel - RHP Dillon Gee - RHP
I couldn't find any good Kansas City bands to feature tonight. On top of that they gave us the terrible band Puddle of Mudd (thanks but no thanks KC). I will give you a cool tune by KC native and saxophone legend Charlie Parker with Dizzy Gillespie.