Twins-Kansas City series preview

  • Updated: June 26, 2013 - 8:57 PM
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Righthander Aaron Crow holds a key setup role for the Royals.

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FOUR-GAME SERIES AT TARGET FIELD

Thursday, 7:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM

RHP Samuel Deduno (3-2, 3.72 ERA) vs. RHP Jeremy Guthrie (7-5, 4.20)

Friday, 7:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM

RHP P.J. Walters (2-3, 4.88) vs. RHP Wade Davis (4-5, 4.96)

Saturday, 3:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM

RHP Kyle Gibson (0-0, -.--) vs. RHP James Shields (2-6, 2.92)

Sunday, 1:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM

RHP Kevin Correia (6-5, 3.82) vs. RHP Ervin Santana (5-5, 2.74)

TWINS UPDATE

The Twins lost two games in Miami this week to finish the five-game road trip with a 1-4 record. It doesn’t get any easier as they play the Royals, who have won five of the six meetings between the teams this season. The first two meetings took place at Kauffman Stadium. … Deduno has the one win against the Royals this season, throwing six shutout innings in a 3-0 victory on June 4. … Josh Willingham is batting .350 against the Royals this season with one homer and three RBI. … One stat that is unexplainable: The Twins are 0-10 on Fridays.

ROYALS UPDATE

The Royals this week called up lefthander Will Smith from Class AAA Omaha, who has been converted into a reliever. They Royals feel the quality of his pitches have improved. … Aaron Crow, one of the Royals’ key setup men, was a teammate of Gibson at the University of Missouri. … Billy Butler (10-for-20), Salvador Perez (.409) and Lorenzo Cain (.381) have had their way with Twins pitching this season. … Guthrie is 2-0 with a 4.26 ERA in two starts against the Twins this season. … The Royals entered Wednesday leading the American League with a 3.52 team ERA.

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St. Louis - LP: K. Siegrist 6 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - WP: J. Grimm 7
Toronto - LP: M. Buehrle 4 FINAL
NY Yankees - WP: H. Kuroda 6
Arizona 4 Bottom 7th Inning
Philadelphia 8
Washington 4 Bottom 8th Inning
Cincinnati 1
Boston 3 Top 8th Inning
Tampa Bay 6
San Diego 5 Bottom 7th Inning
Atlanta 1
Oakland 1 Bottom 6th Inning
Texas 2
NY Mets 0 Bottom 6th Inning
Milwaukee 0
Miami 0 Top 7th Inning
Houston 0
Chicago WSox 8 Top 6th Inning
Minnesota 1
Cleveland 3 Bottom 6th Inning
Kansas City 4
Pittsburgh 0 Top 5th Inning
Colorado 1
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LA Angels - T. Skaggs
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Seattle - F. Hernandez
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Saskatchewan
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