Royals host the Twins on 3-game home win streak

September 22, 2022 GMT

Minnesota Twins (73-76, third in the AL Central) vs. Kansas City Royals (60-88, fourth in the AL Central)

Kansas City, Missouri; Thursday, 2:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Twins: Josh Winder (4-4, 4.17 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, 35 strikeouts); Royals: Jonathan Heasley (3-8, 5.09 ERA, 1.51 WHIP, 62 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Twins -131, Royals +110; over/under is 8 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Kansas City Royals host the Minnesota Twins aiming to continue a three-game home winning streak.

Kansas City is 36-41 at home and 60-88 overall. The Royals have the seventh-ranked team batting average in the AL at .243.

Minnesota is 30-44 in road games and 73-76 overall. The Twins have a 61-30 record in games when they record eight or more hits.

The teams match up Thursday for the 19th time this season. The Twins are up 12-6 in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Bobby Witt Jr. has 28 doubles, six triples and 20 home runs while hitting .252 for the Royals. Salvador Perez is 15-for-39 with two doubles and two home runs over the last 10 games.

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Luis Arraez has 29 doubles, a triple and eight home runs while hitting .313 for the Twins. Nick Gordon is 9-for-33 with two doubles and three home runs over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Royals: 4-6, .237 batting average, 4.39 ERA, outscored by six runs

Twins: 4-6, .244 batting average, 3.70 ERA, outscored by six runs

INJURIES: Royals: Josh Staumont: 15-Day IL (biceps), Taylor Clarke: 15-Day IL (oblique), Angel Zerpa: 60-Day IL (knee), Jake Brentz: 60-Day IL (flexor), Adalberto Mondesi: 60-Day IL (knee), Tyler Zuber: 60-Day IL (shoulder)

Twins: Sonny Gray: 15-Day IL (hamstring), Max Kepler: 10-Day IL (wrist), Kyle Garlick: 10-Day IL (wrist), Chris Archer: 15-Day IL (pectoral), Tyler Mahle: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Ryan Jeffers: 60-Day IL (thumb), Jorge Polanco: 10-Day IL (knee), Trevor Larnach: 60-Day IL (core), Byron Buxton: 10-Day IL (hip), Alex Kirilloff: 60-Day IL (wrist), Miguel Sano: 60-Day IL (knee), Danny Coulombe: 60-Day IL (hip), Cody Stashak: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Royce Lewis: 60-Day IL (knee), Chris Paddack: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jhon Romero: 60-Day IL (biceps), Jorge Alcala: 60-Day IL (elbow), Kenta Maeda: 60-Day IL (elbow)

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