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Twins Vs. Royals: Minnesota Looking To Keep Good Run Going

The Minnesota Twins will head to Kansas City to face the Royals in a three game series starting on Monday.

CHICAGO, IL - MAY 24: Cole De Vries #38 of the Minnesota Twins makes his MLB pitching debut against the Chicago White Sox in the first inning on May 24, 2012 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - MAY 24: Cole De Vries #38 of the Minnesota Twins makes his MLB pitching debut against the Chicago White Sox in the first inning on May 24, 2012 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)
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The Minnesota Twins are on a rare run of good form right now after taking two series wins in a row from the Oakland Athletics and Cleveland Indians. They're still not sniffing the top of the AL Central, but they'll have a decent chance at gaining more ground against the Kansas City Royals in a three game series starting on Monday.

The Royals have the worst home record in the league at 7-18, but are coming into the game on a winning streak of their own with six wins in their last eight games.

Cole De Vries will take the mound for the Twins. He has an 0-1 record and 2.70 ERA so far in his young career. He'll face Will Smith of the Royals, he of a 1-1 record and 6.75 ERA. Both pitchers are rookies, which should make for an interesting match up of the two teams' offenses. The Twins might have a bit less bite with Joe Mauer day to day with a thumb sprain.

The game will be at Kauffman Stadium at 8:10 p.m. ET.

For more on the Minnesota Twins, check out Twinkie Town. More on the Kansas City Royals can be found over at Royals Review. If you want more news and analysis on the world of baseball, check out Baseball Nation.

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