Minnesota Twins Game Ten: Lineups and First Impressions


Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Apparently the MLB ballparks across the nation found the light switch on Friday. Friday marks the first date of the new season where everyone is playing in the night time with those gosh darn lights making everything bright so people who have things to do during the day can see a ballgame. What a concept!

Side note for the ballgame: Manager Ron Gardenhire will not be in the dugout on Friday night or Saturday.

Minnesota Twins (3-6) Lineup

  1. Brian Dozier – 2B
  2. Joe Mauer – 1B
  3. Trevor Plouffe – 3B
  4. Chris Colabello – RF
  5. Jason Kubel – LF
  6. Josmil Pinto – DH
  7. Kurt Suzuki – C
  8. Aaron Hicks – CF
  9. Pedro Florimon – SS

Pitching for the Twins: Kyle Gibson – RHP

Kansas City Royals (4-4) Lineup

  1. Norichika Aoki – RF
  2. Omar Infante – 2B
  3. Eric Hosmer – 1B
  4. Billy Butler – DH
  5. Alex Gordon – LF
  6. Salvador Perez – C
  7. Mike Moustakas – 3B
  8. Lorenzo Cain – CF
  9. Alcides Escobar – SS

Pitching for the Royals: Bruce Chen – RHP

First Impressions

  • Bruce Chen owns the Twins, so this will be fun.
  • The Royals should be good, right? I’ve only been saying that for about ten years now.
  • The Royals don’t have a win on the road and the Twins don’t have a win at home. Something has to give.

Game Time

7:10 from beautiful Target Field in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Seen on FOX Sports North and heard on the Twins Radio Network.