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Game 152: Twins at Cubs

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Two-game sweeps count, too

MLB: Kansas City Royals at Minnesota Twins
Joe Ryan is back.
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First Pitch: 6:40 PM CDT
TV: Bally Sports North
Radio: WCCO 830, Audacy, TIBN, 102.9 The Wolf
Know Thine Enemy: Bleed Cubbie Blue

The Twins are in Chi-town for the second of a two-game series on Wednesday night.

They’ll have Nolan Joe Ryan on the bump for the first time since he somehow escaped with “only” a contusion on his throwing hand back on September 14 against Cleveland.

In 17 major-league innings, Ryan has given up just four earned runs on seven hits and has struck out 14 batters with only two walks. He appears to be good at baseball, and potentially a great get by the front office.

Ryan will be opposed by Kyle Hendricks, who is somehow 14-6 for a bad Cubs team but also wields an ERA of 4.81. Weird stuff.

Byron Buxton has the night off, so we have that to not look forward to.

Enjoy the game!

Today's Lineups

TWINS CUBS
Luis Arraez - 2B Rafael Ortega - CF
Brent Rooker - LF Frank Schwindel - 1B
Josh Donaldson - 3B Patrick Wisdom - 3B
Max Kepler - RF Ian Happ - LF
Miguel Sano - 1B Matt Duffy - 2B
Nick Gordon - CF Robinson Chirinos - C
Ryan Jeffers - C Nico Hoerner - SS
Andrelton Simmons - SS Trayce Thompson - RF
Joe Ryan - RHP Kyle Hendricks - RHP
Joe Ryan - RHP Kyle Hendricks - RHP