Minnesota Twins probable pitchers & starting lineup vs. Kansas City Royals, May 28

The Twins are going for their sixth win in seven games on Tuesday against the Royals.
Kansas City Royals v Minnesota Twins
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It's still hard to figure out exactly what kind of team the Minnesota Twins are going to be this year, as consistency hasn't been their best friend.

Even in Monday's win over the Kansas City Royals, the Twins almost fumbled things away in the ninth inning when Jhoan Duran cotinued with his struggles on the mound. The key takeaway, though, was the the end result was still a win and it was one Minnesota badly needed.

The Twins have won five of their last six games, improving their record to 22-11 since starting the season 7-13. Perhaps more importantly, Minnesota is 4-1 against the Royals this year which is critical considering how hot Kansas City has been out of the gate.

Comning into Monday's game the Royals had a lead of over five games on the Twins in the AL Central, something Minnesota is hoping to siginficantly cut into over the course of this week. Things got off to a great start, but whether or not that will remain consistent has been a question following the team around all year.

Twins vs. Royals probable starting pitchers, May 28

Joe Ryan pitched another gem on Monday, setting the bar high for Simeon Woods-Richardson (1-0, 2.57 ERA) to follow his performance up. It's a pretty cool setup, as a solid outing for Woods Richardson wouldn't just keep the good vibes going but it would be a potential glimpse into the future of Minnesota's rotation.

Like Ryan, Woods Richardson has taken a while to develop but he seems to have finally hit his stride this season. After two years of rough outings, Woods Richardson has an ERA under 3.00 and is averaging almost four strikeouts per game. He's had a few down games, which has dragged his averages a bit, but the fact that he has been able to bounce back and not let tough outings rock his confidence is huge.

Also, it's worth noting that even in "bad" starts for Woods Richardson he's managed to have good stuff on the mound and give himself something to build on. The result has been him pitching his way into a meaningful role in the rotation, which is something he can continue to sodlify against the Royals on Tuesday.

For Kansas City, Cole Ragans (4-3, 3.34 ERA) will be on the mound for his second start against the Twins. Ragans was the Opening Day starter against Minnesota and pitched six solid innings of work in a game Kansas City didn't end up winning.

What time is the Minnesota Twins game today?

After back-to-back day games, the Twins will have some long rest ahead of Tuesday's night game. First pitch is scheduled to take place at 6:40 pm CT, giving Minnesota over 24 hours to rest up and forge ahead toward a sixth win in seven games.

How to watch Minnesota Twins game today?

It's another dual sports night for Minnesota fans, as Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals is set to tip-off at 7:30 pm CT. The game is in Dallas, and hopefully won't be the last one of the series, but it could force some split interest between baseball and basketball tonight.

TNT will be airing the Wolves game, which means the Bally Sports North airwaves will be wide open for the Twins second game of their series against the Royals.

  • Game time: 6:40 pm CT
  • Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2024
  • Location: Minneapolis, MN
  • Stadium: Target Field
  • TV Channel: Bally Sports North

As for streaming options, here's what you can look for if Bally Sports North isn't an option on cable:

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