Minnesota Twins: 3 questions for the series vs. the Kansas City Royals

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 02: Whit Merrifield #15 of the Kansas City Royals is safe at first base as Ehire Adrianza #13 of the Minnesota Twins fields the ball during the fifth inning of the game on August 2, 2019 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Royals 11-9. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 02: Whit Merrifield #15 of the Kansas City Royals is safe at first base as Ehire Adrianza #13 of the Minnesota Twins fields the ball during the fifth inning of the game on August 2, 2019 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Royals 11-9. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – AUGUST 02: Whit Merrifield #15 of the Kansas City Royals is safe at first base as Ehire Adrianza #13 of the Minnesota Twins fields the ball during the fifth inning of the game on August 2, 2019 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Royals 11-9. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – AUGUST 02: Whit Merrifield #15 of the Kansas City Royals is safe at first base as Ehire Adrianza #13 of the Minnesota Twins fields the ball during the fifth inning of the game on August 2, 2019 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Royals 11-9. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /

The Minnesota Twins will enter their final regular season series at Target Field this weekend, but will the Kansas City Royals play spoiler?

The Minnesota Twins are on the doorstep of their first American League Central division title in nine years, but as they inch closer to taking home that accolade, they continue to run into a series of teams looking to play spoiler.

After taking two of three games from the Chicago White Sox earlier this week, the Twins will host the Kansas City Royals for a four-game set that will be their final home series of the regular season. Although the Twins have the advantage against the Royals on paper, this series could be another trap thrown in Minnesota’s plans to take home the division and rest some starters.

The Twins have gone 9-3 against Kansas City this season, but the Royals have put up a fight in every one of the previous meetings. Minnesota’s magic number to clinch the AL Central currently sits at seven, but if they don’t take care of their business, Kansas City could make the final week of the regular season much more interesting for the Twins.

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