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Twins Face Royals To Begin Second Half Of MLB Season

The Minnesota Twins didn't have a good start to the MLB season, but went into the All-Star break looking better than anyone might have expected. The team will have to keep that up to begin the second half, starting Thursday evening against the Kansas City Royals, if they want to make a postseason run.

The Twins are for games ahead of the Royals in the Central standings, and with this weekend's four-game homestand, Minnesota will look to make that difference an even eight while inching closer to the Chicago White Sox.

Francisco Liriano will be taking the mound for the Twins in Game 1 of the series as he looks to improve on a first half that ended with a 5-7 record and even worse 5.07 ERA. The Royals will trot out Bruce Chen as their starter after he went 5-2 before the All-Star break.

Hopefully Michael Cuddyer and the rest of the Twins offense can score some runs to start the second half off right!

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.