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Twins Vs. Royals: Starting Lineups For Game 1 Of Saturday Doubleheader

The Minnesota Twins have lost three games in a row and at 30-45 remain in the cellar of the American League Central. But on Saturday they'll have two chances to turn things around with a day-night doubleheader against the Kansas City Royals.

Game 1 of the doubleheader begins at 12:10 p.m. at Target Field with Minnesota's Scott Diamond facing Kansas City's Jonathan Sanchez in the pitching matchup. The Minnesota left-hander has yet to face the Royals this season but is coming off of a strong start against Cincinnati in his last outing.

Here are Saturday's game one starting lineups:

Twins
1. Denard Span - CF
2. Ben Revere - RF
3. Joe Mauer - 1B
4. Josh Willingham - DH
5. Trevor Plouffe - 3B
6. Ryan Doumit - C
7. Darin Mastroianni - LF
8. Brian Dozier - SS
9. Alexi Casilla - 2B
Scott Diamond - SP

Royals
1. Alex Gordon - LF
2. Yuniesky Betancourt - 2B
3. Mike Moustakas - 3B
4. Billy Butler - DH
5. Jeff Francoeur - RF
6. Eric Hosmer - 1B
7. Brayan Pena - C
8. Jason Bourgeois - CF
9. Alcides Escobar - SS
Jonathan Sanchez - SP

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