Friday, 7:15 p.m. • FSN, 830-AM: RHP Kyle Gibson (4-6, 3.42 ERA) vs. LHP Danny Duffy (5-8, 4.59)
Saturday, 6:15 p.m. • FSN, 830-AM: RHP Lance Lynn (7-7, 5.22) vs. RHP Jakob Junis (5-10, 5.13)
Sunday, 1:15 p.m. • FSN, 830-AM: RHP Jake Odorizzi (4-6, 4.54) vs. RHP Brad Keller (2-4, 3.13)
They went 9-2 on a homestand entering the All-Star break, but they are only 15-28 on the road and have lost nine of their past 10 away from Target Field. … They have not won their first post-All-Star series since 2013. … They are only 3-3 against the Royals this season, and have lost two of three games in KC. They have not posted a winning record at Kauffman Stadium since 2012. … LF Eddie Rosario has a hit in seven consecutive games, his fourth streak at least that long in 2018, and is batting .419 (13-for-31) in that span. He also has scored a run in five in a row, his third such streak this year. … 1B Joe Mauer has 240 career hits against the Royals, more than any other opponent.
They have won fewer games in the past seven weeks than the Twins won on their last homestand, going 2-11 in July and 7-32 since June 1, and now own the worst record in the major leagues. They are 11-35 at home, and have lost six in a row and 15 of their past 16 at Kauffman Stadium. … They have scored 337 runs, fewest in MLB, and allowed 530, the most in MLB, a rare combination. … Danny Duffy has a 2.73 ERA in his past 10 starts. He pitched six shutout innings vs. the Twins on July 9.