Jeremy Guthrie, Kansas City
He is 4-1 with a 2.38 ERA against the Twins this season after throwing the second complete-game shutout of his career.
BY THE NUMBERS
9 Pitches thrown by infielder Jamey Carroll, seven of them for strikes, in a scoreless eighth inning.
7 Position players who have pitched in Twins history (10 total appearances). Before Carroll, the most recent appearance was Drew Butera in May 2012.
13 Margin of victory for the Royals, the most lopsided shutout win against the Twins in their history.
Lefthander Andrew Albers makes his major league debut, and he will face Royals ace James Shields.