Two-game series at Kauffman stadium
Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. • FSN, 830-AM: RHP Jose Berrios (1-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. RHP Brad Keller (1-0, 0.00)
Wednesday, 12:15 p.m. • FSN, 830-AM: RHP Kyle Gibson (season debut) vs. TBD
The Twins took two of three from Cleveland at home to open the season. … Berrios threw 7⅔ scoreless innings Thursday, striking out 10. Twins starters gave up only one earned run in 17⅔ innings. Last year, they opened with 21 scoreless innings, although that was all against Baltimore. … Gibson battled E. coli in the offseason and had his first start delayed. He is the only player on the 25-man roster who hasn’t yet played. All position players have batted at least once. … CF Byron Buxton (4-for-10, three doubles) and DH Nelson Cruz (4-for-11, home run, three RBI) are the leading hitters. LF Eddie Rosario is 0-for-11. … The Twins have yet to make an error or attempt a steal. … Top OF prospect Alex Kirilloff, assigned to Class AA Pensacola, will begin the season on the injured list (wrist).
Kansas City, on a five-game homestand to open the season, won two of three from the White Sox. Keller threw seven scoreless innings in the opener, giving up only two hits. … OF Jorge Soler is 5-for-11 with five RBI. … Six-time All-Star C Salvador Perez (Tommy John surgery) is out for the season. Veteran Martin Maldonado signed as a free agent March 11 and will be the everyday catcher. He won a Gold Glove with the Angels in 2017, and split last season between L.A. and Houston. Perez won every other AL Gold Glove at catcher since 2013. … LHP Danny Duffy (shoulder) is on the 10-day injured list. … RHP Kyle Zimmer, the fifth overall pick in the 2012 draft, finally made his major league debut Sunday after three major arm surgeries.