Monday, 7:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM
RHP Ricky Nolasco (1-2, 4.74 ERA) vs. RHP Ian Kennedy (4-3, 3.24)
Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM
RHP Ervin Santana (1-2, 3.13) vs. RHP Edinson Volquez (4-4, 3.79)
Wednesday, 12:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM
RHP Tyler Duffey (1-3, 3.30) vs. RHP Dillon Gee (1-1, 2.90)
The Twins wrap up their seven-game homestand with three games vs. the Royals, then leave for a six-game road trip to Seattle and Oakland. … New OF Robbie Grossman has scored a run in three consecutive games since joining the Twins. It’s the first time he’s done that since Sept. 20-22, 2014. … OF Oswaldo Arcia on Sunday broke an 0-for-18 slump with a double in the second inning. It was his first double since Sept. 25, 2014. … Twins pitchers have given up back-to-back home runs five times this season. … 1B Joe Mauer is 8-for-19 in his career against Volquez, including hits in each of his past five plate appearances against him.
Kansas City has won its past six meetings with the Twins, including a three-game sweep at Kauffman Stadium in the first week of the season. … Kennedy made a great first impression with his new team April 9 when he shut out the Twins over 6 ⅔ innings on five hits and one walk. … The Royals put RHP Chris Young and Kris Medlen on the disabled list earlier this month, but Gee has helped make up for their losses. He held the White Sox to one run over five innings Friday. … LF Alex Gordon is day-to-day after he suffered a bruised right wrist colliding with 3B Mike Moustakas on Sunday in Chicago.
La VELLE E. NEAL III