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Game 90: Royals at Twins

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Early baseball!! Get it while it's hot!!

 Eduardo Escobar hitting a two-run home run off Caleb Joseph of the Baltimore Orioles
Eduardo Escobar hitting a two-run home run off Caleb Joseph of the Baltimore Orioles
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First Pitch: 12:10PM CDT
TV: FSNO ~ Radio: WCCO 830 , TIBN
Know Thine Enemy: Royals Review

Mr. Lance Lynn gets the nod for the Twins today. He surrendered one run over six innings in his last start vs the Orioles. Let's all hope he has another good outing to help his trade value and/or to also inch the Twins back closer to the .500 mark.

The Royals send Burch Smith to the hill, who will be making his first MLB start since 2013. As a reliever this year he is sporting a 5.40 ERA over 38.1 innings pitched.

Fun Fact # 1: Burch is Burch Smith's real name. As Tawny pointed out in yesterday's game recap, he and teammate Whitley Merrifield could easily start a tonic and snake oil sales business together when their baseball careers are over with these olden day names they have..

Fun Fact # 2: Logan Morrison was born in Kansas City, MO, but moved around a lot as his father served the Coast Guard.

Today's Lineups

KANSAS CITY ROYALS MINNESOTA TWINS
Whit Merrifield - CF Joe Mauer - DH
Jorge Bonifacio - RF Eddie Rosario - LF
Mike Moustakas - 3B Brian Dozier - 2B
Salvador Perez - DH Eduardo Escobar - 3B
Lucas Duda - 1B Logan Morrison - 1B
Alex Gordon - LF Jorge Polanco - SS
Alcides Escobar - SS Max Kepler - RF
Adalberto Mondesi - 2B Jake Cave - CF
Drew Butera - C Bobby Wilson - C
Burch Smith - RHP Lance Lynn - RHP

Enjoy some Super Duper Baseball Bloopers!

Now let's all gather 'round to watch the Twins and Royals duke it out like Particle Man and Universe Man in this classic They Might Be Giants tune