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Saturday’s Royals-Twins lineups, pitching probables and TV info

Mike Pelfrey takes the mound for Minnesota tonight at Kauffman Stadium as the second-place Twins try to cut into the lead of the division-leading Royals.
Mike Pelfrey takes the mound for Minnesota tonight at Kauffman Stadium as the second-place Twins try to cut into the lead of the division-leading Royals. The Associated Press

The Royals play host to the Minnesota Twins in game three of a four-game series tonight at Kauffman Stadium. Right-hander Joe Blanton (2-1, 3.14 ERA) gets the start for Kansas City. The Twins counter with right-hander Mike Pelfrey. First pitch is scheduled for 6:15 p.m. on the Fox Network (WDAF-TV, Channel 4 in Kansas City).

ROYALS (45-32)

1. Alcides Escobar, SS.

2. Mike Moustakas, 3B.

3. Lorenzo, CF.

4. Eric Hosmer, 1B.

5. Kendrys Morale, DH.

6. Alex Gordon, LF.

7. Salvador Perez, C.

8. Alex Rios, RF.

9. Omar Infante, 2B.

TWINS (42-38)

1. Brian Dozier, 2B.

2. Joe Mauer, 1B.

3. Torii Hunter, RF.

4. Trevor Plouffe, 3B.

5. Eddie Rosario, LF.

6. Miguel Sano, DH.

7. Aaron Hicks, CF.

8. Chris Herrmann, C.

9. Danny Santana, SS.

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