Twins vs. Royals – Game Preview – September 20, 2022

Minnesota Twins (73-74, third in the AL Central) vs. Kansas City Royals (58-88, fourth in the AL Central)

Kansas City, Missouri; Tuesday at 8:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBES: Gemini: Dylan Bundy (8-7, 4.68 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, 87 strikeouts); Royals: Zack Greinke (4-9, 4.10 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, 67 strikeouts)

LINE: Gemini -131, Royals +110; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM: The Kansas City Royals open a three-game series Tuesday at home against the Minnesota Twins.

Kansas City has a record of 34-41 in home games and a record of 58-88 overall. The Royals have gone 22-9 in games when they hit two or more homers.

Minnesota is 30-42 in road games and 73-74 overall. The Twins are 30-13 in games if they hit two or more home runs.

Tuesday’s game marks the 17th time these teams have met this season. The Twins are ahead 12-4 in the season series.

TOP PERFORMER: Bobby Witt Jr. has 27 doubles, six triples and 20 homers for the Royals. Salvador Perez is 14-to-37 with two home runs in his last 10 games.

Gio Urshela has 24 doubles, three triples, 12 home runs and 59 RBI for the Twins. Nick Gordon is 10-to-32 with two doubles and three homers in his last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Royals: 3-7, .211 batting average, 4.93 ERA, bested by 17 runs

Gemini: 4-6, .241 batting average, 3.62 ERA, topped by seven runs

INJURIES: Royals: Josh Staumont: 15 days IL (biceps), Taylor Clarke: 15 days IL (oblique), Angel Zerpa: 60 days IL (knees), Jake Brentz: 60 days IL (flexors), Adalberto Mondesi: 60 days IL (knee), Tyler Zuber: 60 Days IL (shoulder)

Gemini: Sonny Gray: Everyday (hamstring), Sandy Leon: Everyday (knee), Trevor Megill: 10-day IL (covid-19), Max Kepler: 10-day IL (wrist), Kyle Garlick: 10-day IL (wrist), Chris Archer: 15 days IL (chest), Tyler Mahle: 15 days IL (shoulder), Ryan Jeffers: 60 days IL (thumb), Jorge Polanco: 10 days IL (knee), Trevor Larnach: 60 days IL (core), Byron Buxton: 10 days IL (hip), Alex Kirilloff: 60 days IL (wrist), Miguel Sano: 60 days IL (knee), Danny Coulombe: 60 days IL (hip), Cody Stashak: 60 days IL (shoulder), Royce Lewis: 60-day IL (knee), Chris Paddack: 60-day IL (elbow), Jhon Romero: 60-day IL (bicep), Jorge Alcala: 60-day IL (elbow), Kenta Maeda: 60- Days IL (elbow)


The Associated Press created this story using Data Skrive technology and data from Sportradar.