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Twins Vs. Royals: Minnesota Calls Up Cole De Vries To Pitch In Doubleheader Against Kansas City

The Minnesota Twins resume their weekend series with the Kansas City Royals on Saturday afternoon with a day-night doubleheader scheduled between the AL Central rivals to make up for a game postponed on April 28th.

The Twins called up right-hander Cole De Vries from Triple-A Rochester on Friday for a spot start in the nightcap. De Vries will be making his fourth start for the Twins, going into the game with a 1-1 record and 4.20 ERA after making his major league debut on May 24th. The Royals will counter with right-hander Luke Hochevar (5-7, 5.07 ERA) who hasn't given up a run in his last two starts which included a complete-game shut out win over Tampa Bay in his last outing.

But first the Twins will try to bounce back from a Friday night loss to the Royals in the day game between the two teams. Minnesota will look to left-hander Scott Diamond (6-3, 2.67 ERA) to change their fortunes. Diamond was strong in his last outing,earning a win over the Cincinnati Reds by giving up three runs in eight innings.

The Royals will throw their own lefty at the Twins, with Jonathan Sanchez (1-3, 6.21 ERA) scheduled to start the day game. Sanchez is 0-3 in his last eight starts.

The doubleheader begins with game one at 12:10 p.m. CT with the second game scheduled to start at 6:10 p.m. CT with television coverage on Fox Sports North.

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