Strikeouts aren't everything but they sure are nice for a pitcher. Tyler Duffey is averaging 8.4 Ks per nine innings, far better than any other member of the Twins' rotation.
The AL Central race is pretty much a foregone conclusion. Still, this Twins series at Kansas City is of critical importance to Minnesota's wild card pursuit. Twins at Royals, 7:10 pm, FSN.
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