Twins put 4-game win streak on the line against Royals
Kansas City, Kansas; Friday, 8:15 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Minnesota enters the matchup as winners of their last four games.
The Royals are 30-43 against the rest of their division. Kansas City has slugged .400 this season. Jorge Soler leads the team with a .553 slugging percentage, including 79 extra-base hits and 45 home runs.
The Twins are 48-25 in division play. Minnesota has hit a league-leading 301 home runs this season. Nelson Cruz leads the club with 40, averaging one every 11.1 at-bats.
TOP PERFORMERS: Soler leads the Royals with 45 home runs and is slugging .553. Nicky Lopez is 11-for-22 with four doubles, a triple and five RBIs over the last 10 games for Kansas City.
LAST 10 GAMES: Royals: 3-7, .276 batting average, 6.47 ERA, outscored by 16 runs
Twins: 8-2, .271 batting average, 4.16 ERA, outscored opponents by 14 runs