Royals visit the Twins to begin 3-game series

August 15, 2022 GMT

Kansas City Royals (48-68, fourth in the AL Central) vs. Minnesota Twins (58-55, third in the AL Central)

Minneapolis; Monday, 7:40 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: Kris Bubic (2-6, 5.02 ERA, 1.56 WHIP, 73 strikeouts); Twins: Joe Ryan (8-5, 3.95 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 93 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Twins -193, Royals +161; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Minnesota Twins start a three-game series at home against the Kansas City Royals on Monday.

Minnesota has a 31-25 record in home games and a 58-55 record overall. The Twins have a 25-13 record in games when they hit at least two home runs.

Kansas City is 19-34 in road games and 48-68 overall. The Royals are 36-12 in games when they out-hit their opponents.

The teams meet Monday for the 11th time this season. The Twins are ahead 6-4 in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Byron Buxton leads the Twins with 28 home runs while slugging .545. Luis Arraez is 13-for-35 with five doubles and three RBI over the last 10 games.

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Bobby Witt Jr. has a .253 batting average to rank second on the Royals, and has 19 doubles, five triples and 15 home runs. Vinnie Pasquantino is 13-for-31 with four home runs and six RBI over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Twins: 4-6, .236 batting average, 4.30 ERA, outscored by nine runs

Royals: 6-4, .264 batting average, 4.50 ERA, outscored opponents by three runs

INJURIES: Twins: Kyle Garlick: 10-Day IL (ribcage), Miguel Sano: 60-Day IL (knee), Alex Kirilloff: 10-Day IL (wrist), Bailey Ober: 60-Day IL (groin), Danny Coulombe: 60-Day IL (hip), Ryan Jeffers: 10-Day IL (thumb), Trevor Larnach: 10-Day IL (core), Cody Stashak: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Royce Lewis: 60-Day IL (knee), Chris Paddack: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jhon Romero: 60-Day IL (biceps), Jorge Alcala: 60-Day IL (elbow), Randy Dobnak: 60-Day IL (finger), Kenta Maeda: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Royals: MJ Melendez: day-to-day (undisclosed), Taylor Clarke: 15-Day IL (oblique), Edward Olivares: 60-Day IL (quadricep), Angel Zerpa: 60-Day IL (knee), Jake Brentz: 60-Day IL (flexor), Adalberto Mondesi: 60-Day IL (knee), Tyler Zuber: 60-Day IL (shoulder)

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