Royals take road skid into matchup against the Twins

August 16, 2022 GMT

Kansas City Royals (48-69, fourth in the AL Central) vs. Minnesota Twins (59-55, second in the AL Central)

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

PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: Zack Greinke (4-7, 4.29 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, 57 strikeouts); Twins: Sonny Gray (6-3, 3.33 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 79 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Twins -195, Royals +163; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Kansas City Royals travel to the Minnesota Twins looking to end a three-game road slide.

Minnesota has a 32-25 record at home and a 59-55 record overall. The Twins have a 33-13 record in games when they did not allow a home run.

Kansas City has gone 19-35 in road games and 48-69 overall. The Royals have a 20-49 record in games when they have allowed a home run.

The matchup Tuesday is the 12th time these teams meet this season. The Twins have a 7-4 advantage in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Luis Arraez has a .332 batting average to rank 10th on the Twins, and has 21 doubles, a triple and six home runs. Jose Miranda is 11-for-40 with a home run and six RBI over the past 10 games.

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Salvador Perez has 16 doubles, a triple and 17 home runs for the Royals. Vinnie Pasquantino is 11-for-29 with a double and five home runs over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Twins: 4-6, .246 batting average, 4.40 ERA, outscored by 10 runs

Royals: 6-4, .262 batting average, 4.35 ERA, outscored opponents by four runs

INJURIES: Twins: Jorge Polanco: day-to-day (undisclosed), 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: 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.