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Game 154: Royals @ Twins

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This is your precap before the recap.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Kansas City Royals - May 21, 2006
Some corporate wizards told this guy he shouldn’t work for the Minnesota Twins anymore. Kind of a d**k move, IMO, but I’m not paid to run any baseball organization.
Photo by G. N. Lowrance/Getty Images

Time: 7:10 Central. Vegas Line: -280 MIN / + 240 KC (those are humongously big odds)

Weather: 79° at first pitch, 3% chance of rain

Opponent’s excellent SB site: Royals Review

TV: FSN. Radio: 100% chance of Gladdening

Bullpen day today! It’ll be Randy Dobnak’s fantastic mustache against Eric Skoglund, whose name sounds like he should be the most Scandinavian guy, ever. “My name is Eric, and my parents are from Vynneoresbrrgstromsen, and I think weird staring-eyeball-at-you fish sandwiches are a totally normal thing.” Alas, the dude’s from Florida. And, why not? Somebody has to be.

Today's Lineups

ROYALS TWINS
Whit Merrifield - RF Mitch Garver - C
Adalberto Mondesi - SS Jorge Polanco - SS
Jorge Soler - DH Nelson Cruz - DH
Hunter Dozier - 3B Eddie Rosario - LF
Alex Gordon - LF Miguel Sano - 3B
Ryan McBroom - 1B Marwin Gonzalez - RF
Erick Mejia - CF C.J. Cron - 1B
Nicky Lopez - 2B Jonathan Schoop - 2B
Nick Dini - C Ryan LaMarre - CF

Enjoy, as always, the name Whit Merrifield, which utterly belongs in one of the Dickens novels you never finished reading.