Minnesota Twins Game 107: Lineups and First Impressions


The Minnesota Twins will be looking to get back into the win column tonight as the take on the Kansas City Royals in the rubber match of the series.  After winning the opening game behind a strong start from Kyle Gibson, last night saw Phil Hughes only give up three runs but take the loss.

Tonight for the Twins, Kevin Correia will take the mound.  He will be opposed by Yordano Ventura, the Royals fireballing young rookie.

Here is how both teams will line up:

Minnesota Twins (48-58)

Danny Santana CF

Eduardo Nunez SS

Trevor Plouffe 3B

Josh Willingham DH

Oswaldo Arcia RF

Chris Colabello 1B

Chris Parmelee LF

Eric Fryer C

Eduardo Escobar 2B

Kansas City Royals (54-52)

Jarrod Dyson CF

Omar Infante 2B

Eric Hosmer 1B

Salvador Perez C

Alex Gordon LF

Lorenzo Cain RF

Raul Ibanez DH

Mike Moustakas 3B

Alcides Escobar SS

First Impressions:

  • Today the Twins were able to sign Kurt Suzuki to a contract extension, however he will not be in the lineup tonight for the Twins.
  • Brian Dozier also gets a day of rest tonight for the Twins against Ventura.
  • Oswaldo Arcia makes his return to the lineup following a couple days off after the birth of his child.
  • The Royals are going to be playing without both Billy Butler and Nori Aoki in their lineup tonight.  Butler had been on a nice stretch but hasn’t been himself this season.

Game Details:

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