THREE-GAME SERIES AT TARGET FIELD
Monday, 7:10 p.m. • FSN, 830 AM
RHP Jose Berrios (8-7, 3.54 ERA) vs. LHP Danny Duffy (4-8, 5.19)
Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. • FSN, 830 AM
RHP Aaron Slegers (1-0, 2.38) vs. RHP Ian Kennedy (1-8, 5.11)
Wednesday, 12:10 p.m. • FSN, 830 AM
RHP Lance Lynn (6-7, 5.21) vs RHP Burch Smith (0-0, 5.40)
This is the second of six series between the teams; the Twins lost two of three at Kansas City in late May. … Berrios is 0-1 with a 6.66 ERA in five career starts vs. the Royals, but he is 5-0 with a 2.39 ERA this year vs. AL Central teams. … RF Max Kepler is batting .429 over his past four games. … 1B Joe Mauer remains tied with Kirby Puckett with 414 doubles, the most in Twins history.
With the second-worst record in baseball, Kansas City will be a seller this month. A report had three teams showing interest in 3B Mike Moustakas. … Kennedy (strained oblique) is on the disabled list but can be activated Tuesday. Smith is taking Jason Hammel’s spot in the rotation, as Hammel has been sent to the bullpen. … SS Alcides Escobar was out of the lineup Sunday, ending his major league-best streak of 421 consecutive starts.
La Velle E. Neal III