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Royals’ Danny Duffy faces off against Twins’ Ervin Santana in his season debut

The Royals' Jarrod Dyson (1) got the game-winning hit in the 10th inning for a 3-2 victory over the Twins on July 3 at Kauffman Stadium.
The Royals' Jarrod Dyson (1) got the game-winning hit in the 10th inning for a 3-2 victory over the Twins on July 3 at Kauffman Stadium. JSLEEZER@KCSTAR.COM

The Royals and Twins conclude their four-game series on Sunday with a 1:10 start. Ervin Santana, who missed the first half of the season while serving an 80-game drug suspension, makes his season debut on the mound for Minnesota.

He’ll face this Royals’ batting order, which does not include Salvador Perez and Jose Rios:

(ROYALS 45-33)

1.Alcides Escobar, SS

2. Mike Moustakas, 3B

3. Lorenzo Cain, CF

4. Eric Hosmer, 1B

5. Kendrys Morales, DH

6. Alex Gordon, LF

7. Omar Infante, 2B

8. Jarrod Dyson, RF

9. Drew Butera, C

P, Danny Duffy (2-4)

TWINS (43-38)

1. Brian Dozier, 2B

2. Joe Mauer, 1B

3. Torri Hunter, RF

4. Trevor Plouffe, 3B

5. Miguel Sano, DH

6. Eddie Rosario, LF

7. Eduardo Nunez, SS

8. Kurt Suzuki, C

9. Aaron Hicks, CF

P Ervin Santana (season debut)

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