Royals visit Minnesota, aim to build on Duffy’s strong performance
Minneapolis; Friday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Kansas City heads into the matchup after a strong showing by Danny Duffy. Duffy pitched seven innings, surrendering two runs on four hits with seven strikeouts against Detroit.
The Twins are 14-6 against AL Central teams. Minnesota has hit 132 combined home runs this season, most in the American League. Eddie Rosario leads the team with 19 homers.
The Royals are 10-16 in division games. Kansas City hitters have posted a team on-base percentage of .307 this season, led by Alex Gordon with a mark of .351. This is the first game between these teams in 2019.
TOP PERFORMERS: Rosario leads the Twins with 19 home runs and is slugging .533. C.J. Cron is 10-for-33 with four doubles, two home runs and 10 RBIs over the last 10 games for Minnesota.
LAST 10 GAMES: Twins: 6-4, .283 batting average, 5.01 ERA, outscored opponents by eight runs
Royals: 2-8, .231 batting average, 4.71 ERA, outscored by 26 runs