Royals bring home losing streak into matchup against the Twins
Minnesota Twins (24-16, first in the AL Central) vs. Kansas City Royals (14-25, fourth in the AL Central)
Kansas City, Missouri; Sunday, 2:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Twins: Bailey Ober (1-1, 2.75 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, 16 strikeouts); Royals: Brady Singer (0-0)
BOTTOM LINE: The Kansas City Royals look to stop their three-game home skid with a victory over the Minnesota Twins.
Kansas City has an 8-14 record in home games and a 14-25 record overall. The Royals have the 10th-ranked team batting average in the AL at .232.
Minnesota has a 24-16 record overall and a 13-8 record at home. The Twins have a 17-1 record in games when they have more hits than their opponents.
The teams square off Sunday for the sixth time this season. The Twins lead the season series 3-2.
TOP PERFORMERS: Whit Merrifield has six doubles, two home runs and 17 RBI while hitting .201 for the Royals. Hunter Dozier is 13-for-36 with two doubles and a home run over the past 10 games.
Byron Buxton has five doubles and 11 home runs for the Twins. Luis Arraez is 11-for-29 with three doubles over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Royals: 4-6, .275 batting average, 5.50 ERA, outscored by 13 runs
Twins: 6-4, .260 batting average, 3.90 ERA, outscored opponents by 10 runs
INJURIES: Royals: Ronald Bolanos: 15-Day IL (undisclosed), Michael A. Taylor: 10-Day IL (illness), Salvador Perez: 10-Day IL (thumb), Edward Olivares: 10-Day IL (quadricep), Cam Gallagher: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Jake Brentz: 10-Day IL (flexor), Adalberto Mondesi: 10-Day IL (knee), Tyler Zuber: 60-Day IL (shoulder)
Twins: Josh Winder: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Miguel Sano: 60-Day IL (knee), Chris Paddack: 60-Day IL (elbow), Danny Coulombe: 15-Day IL (left hip), Jhon Romero: 60-Day IL (biceps), Trevor Larnach: 10-Day IL (groin), Jorge Alcala: 60-Day IL (elbow), Randy Dobnak: 60-Day IL (finger), Kenta Maeda: 60-Day IL (elbow)