The Minnesota Twins came out of the gates firing last night as they were able to take game one of the series against the Kansas City Royals. Kyle Gibson out-dueled Royals ace, James Shields and helped the Twins to cruise to a 2-1 victory.
Tonight for the Twins, Phil Hughes will take the mound and he will be opposed by Danny Duffy for the Royals. Hughes will be looking to get back to early season form. Duffy has been relatively consistent for the Royals this year, and the Twins will likely need more than the two runs they mustered last night.
Here is how both teams will line up.
Minnesota Twins (48-57)
Sam Fuld LF
Brian Dozier 2B
Kansas City Royals (53-52)
Nori Aoki RF
Omar Infante 2B
Eric Hosmer 1B
Alex Gordon LF
Billy Butler DH
Lorenzo Cain CF
- The Twins will move Nunez back to shortstop tonight and will have a more typical designated hitter in Willingham.
- Oswaldo Arcia remains out of the lineup following the birth of his son, however, yesterday there were reports he would rejoin the team today in Kansas City.
- Both Colabello and Parmelee get back in the lineup tonight for the Twins.
- The Royals decided to go with the same lineup they sent out last night against Gibson, hoping for more offense against Hughes.
First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 pm central time, and the game can be seen on Fox Sports North. On the radio, check out the Twins Radio Network
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