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Game 142: Twins at Royals

Are you Team Edwurd or Team Jakob?

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First Pitch: 6:15 PM CDT
Radio: Go 96.3, TIBN
Kno' Thin' Enem': Royals Review

Four weekends remain in the regular season, and tonight, the Twins have a chance to win one of their four remaining weekend series. Already up two games to none on the Kansas City Royals, Minnesota will send out Jose Berrios to finish off the boys in royal blue.

Kansas City's offering is one "Jakob" Junis, a 24-year-old rookie who's worked his way up KC's farm since 2012. Junis has a track record of initially struggling after a promotion, before turning it around and posting dominating numbers. He's reached more of a middle ground in his first MLB season, with a 4.48 ERA and 7.9 K/9 in 11 starts.

Berrios took the loss his last time out, but has thrown seven shutout innings in two of his last four starts (vs. Arizona and vs. Chicago.) Maybe Kyle Gibson can give him some tips on late-season consistency.


Today's Lineups

Brian Dozier - 2B Whit Merrifield - 2B
Joe Mauer - 1B Lorenzo Cain - CF
Jorge Polanco - SS Melky Cabrera - RF
Eddie Rosario - LF Eric Hosmer - 1B
Byron Buxton - CF Salvador Perez - C
Max Kepler - RF Mike Moustakas - 3B
Eduardo Escobar - 3B Brandon Moss - DH
Jason Castro - C Alcides Escobar - SS
Robbie Grossman - DH Alex Gordon - LF
Jose Berrios - RHP Jake Junis - RHP