- Minnesota Fading Fast In AL Central Race
- Twins Faltered Against Cleveland
- Royals’ Inconsistent Offense
- Twins vs Royals Head-To-Head
- Twins vs Royals Game Information
- Twins vs Royals Betting Lines
- Twins vs Royals Prediction
- Twins vs Royals Trends
- Twins vs Royals Edge
- Twins vs Royals Results
- Twins vs Royals Game Injuries
- Twins vs Royals Game Summary
Minnesota Fading Fast In AL Central Race
The Minnesota Twins try to turn things around in their quest to stay in the hunt in the AL Central Division. They open a three-game series with the host Kansas City Royals Tuesday night. Minnesota’s lost four of five, third place in the division standings, seven games behind the first-place Cleveland Guardians. Kansas City’s dropped five of its last six, fourth place in the same division, two games ahead of last-place Detroit. Before you make your bet online on this game, make sure you check out our in-depth preview of the contest.
Twins Faltered Against Cleveland
Opportunity was there for the Minnesota Twins, a five-game series with the first-place Cleveland Guardians. Minnesota managed just one win in the series, subsequently dropping them even further out of the top spot in the division standings, where they’d been much of the season.
“We’re not going to look at anyone except ourselves and be real about the way that we played,” manager Rocco Baldelli said after Monday’s loss to the Guardians. “There were just too many moments in the series that could have swung either way where they got the better of us.”
Outfielder Nick Gordon was 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs in the loss Monday, his second homer in three games. He’s batting .278 with 24 doubles, four triples, nine home runs, 43 RBIs and 40 runs scored.
Righthander Dylan Bundy will make his 27th start of the season Tuesday evening. Bundy is 8-7 with a 4.68 ERA, striking out 87 in 127 innings. He opposed the Kansas City Royals in his last outing (four innings, allowing two runs, four hits, two strikeouts).
Royals’ Inconsistent Offense
The Kansas City Royals have had their troubles putting runs on the board this season, and that’s also the case over the last few games. Scoring just five runs in a three-game sweep by these same Twins last week, the Royals then had 13 in three games against the Boston Red Sox (nine in one game).
Catcher Salvador Perez had a home run in Sunday’s loss to the Red Sox, and was 5-for-13 with three RBIs in the series. He’s batting .249 with 18 doubles, a triple, 22 home runs, 71 RBIs and 43 runs scored.
Rookie shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. was 1-for-5 with two strikeouts in the series finale Sunday. Witt is batting .248 with 27 doubles, six triples, 20 home runs, 74 RBIs and 73 runs scored.
Veteran righty Zack Greinke gets the Royals’ assignment in Tuesday’s contest. Greinke is 4-9 with a 4.10 ERA in 23 starts this season, striking out 67 in 118⅔ innings. He lost in his last start, against the Twins last Wednesday (four innings, three runs, five hits, one strikeout, three walks).
Twins vs Royals Head-To-Head
The Minnesota Twins have had the edge against the Kansas City Royals in this season series, winning 12-of-16 games to date. It’s the best record by the Twins against the Royals since they took 14-of-19 in 2019.
Kansas City has been competitive when playing at home against Minnesota, splitting the last 22 games at Kauffman Stadium. The MLB lines for Tuesday have the edge going to the visitors to open the series with a win.
Twins vs Royals Game Information
- Game: Twins (73-74) vs Royals (58-89)
- Location: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, MO
- Day/Time: Tuesday, 8:10 p.m. ET
- Twins vs Royals Live stream: MLB.tv
Twins vs Royals Betting Lines
|Team||Run Line||Moneyline||Total||Team Total|
D. Bundy -R
|-1½ +140||-110||9 -120o||4½ -110o
|Kansas City Royals
Z. Greinke -R
|+1½ -160||Ev||9 Evu||3½ -135o
Twins vs Royals Prediction
The Minnesota Twins have a very small chance at the AL Central title, but they’ve had success against the Kansas City Royals this season, so they’re hoping for a spark in this series. The Twins should continue that success with a win in the Tuesday opener
When making your MLB picks, take Minnesota to get the win on the road.