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Wisler scheduled to start for Minnesota against Kansas City

August 17, 2020 GMT

Kansas City Royals (9-13, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Minnesota Twins (14-8, first in the AL Central)

Minneapolis; Monday, 8:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: Kris Bubic (0-2, 5.40 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 15 strikeouts) Twins: Matt Wisler (0-1, 1.80 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, 11 strikeouts)

LINE: Twins favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Kansas City Royals face the Minnesota Twins on Monday.

The Twins went 50-26 in division play in 2019. Minnesota pitchers had a WHIP of 1.30 last season while striking out 9.0 hitters per game.

The Royals went 31-45 in division games in 2019. Kansas City averaged 8.4 hits with 3.0 extra base hits per game and 162 total home runs last year.

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The teams meet for the sixth time this season. Kansas City leads the season series 4-2.

INJURIES: Twins: Cody Stashak: (low back), Rich Hill: (shoulder), Homer Bailey: (biceps), Josh Donaldson: (calf).

Royals: Glenn Sparkman: (right forearm), Randy Rosario: (undisclosed), Mike Montgomery: (lat strain), Jakob Junis: (back), Foster Griffin: (forearm), Chance Adams: (undisclosed), Nick Heath: (left hamstring), Franchy Cordero: (right wrist), Kelvin Gutierrez: (elbow), Salvador Perez: (left eye).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.