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Twins play the Royals leading series 1-0

Minnesota Twins (1-0) vs. Kansas City Royals (0-1)

Kansas City, Missouri; Saturday, 4:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Twins: Joe Ryan (0-0); Royals: Seth Lugo (0-0)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK MLB LINE: Twins -126, Royals +106; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Minnesota Twins play the Kansas City Royals with a 1-0 series lead.

Kansas City had a 56-106 record overall and a 33-48 record in home games last season. The Royals averaged 8.2 hits per game last season while batting a collective .244 and slugging .398.

Minnesota had an 87-75 record overall and a 40-41 record in road games last season. The Twins scored 4.8 runs per game in the 2023 season while allowing 4.1.

INJURIES: Royals: Jake Brentz: 15-Day IL (hamstring), Josh Taylor: 15-Day IL (biceps), Michael Massey: 10-Day IL (back), Carlos Hernandez: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Kris Bubic: 60-Day IL (elbow), Kyle Wright: 60-Day IL (shoulder)

Twins: Max Kepler: day-to-day (leg), Royce Lewis: day-to-day (quadricep), Zack Weiss: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Jhoan Duran: 15-Day IL (oblique), Josh Staumont: 15-Day IL (calf), Justin Topa: 15-Day IL (knee), Caleb Thielbar: 15-Day IL (hamstring), Anthony DeSclafani: 60-Day IL (elbow), Josh Winder: 60-Day IL (shoulder)

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