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@ Hou
W 5-1
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vs. Min
W 5-0
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Min 4 - 5 KC
Final
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@ Cle
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Twins-Royals Preview

(AP) -- Last weekend, the Minnesota Twins swept the Kansas City Royals at home.

The Royals are in position to return the favor this weekend in Kansas City, where they send Yordano Ventura to the mound to try to help them to a sixth straight win Sunday.

Minnesota (8-9) outscored Kansas City 21-5 in sweeping three games last weekend at Target Field.

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Leaders
AVG: E. Hosmer.298
HR: M. Moustakas2
RBI: A. Gordon9
SB: N. Aoki2
W: J. Guthrie2
ERA: J. Vargas1.24
Saves: G. Holland5
K: J. Shields26
Central Division
TeamWLPctGB
Detroit 86.571-
Kansas City 97.563-
Minnesota 89.4711.5
Chi White Sox 810.4442
Cleveland 710.4122.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .250 (12)
Runs: 52 (27)
Hits: 125 (25)
Home Runs: 5 (30)
Stolen Bases: 10 (17)
OBP: .308 (22)
SLG: .342 (27)
Total Bases: 171 (30)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 2.82 (5)
Runs Allowed: 53 (4)
Saves: 5 (9)
Strikeouts: 120 (23)
OpBA: .214 (3)
OBP: .285 (5)
SLG: .325 (4)
Run Support: 3.49 (26)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/18 J. Dyson Placed on Bereavement/Family Medical Emergency List
4/18 J. Paredes Called Up from Minors
4/17 L. Cain Placed on 15-Day DL (Strained left groin)
4/17 J. Marks Called Up from Minors
4/16 C. Coleman Signed to a Minor League Contract
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Injuries
Date Player Status
4/17 L. Cain Strained left groin (on 15-day DL)
4/7 F. Bueno Sprained left middle finger (on 15-day DL)
4/7 T. Collins Flexor strain in left elbow (on 15-day DL)
3/24 L. Coleman off 15-day DL
3/21 L. Hochevar Left elbow surgery - out for season (on 15-day DL)
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