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The Royals escaped Kauffman Stadium by the skin of their teeth. After a 3-6 home stand, the team will look to bounce back on the road against Minnesota. To aid in their quest up north, they have added the likes of 2003 Royals alum Raul Ibanez as well as called up infielder Christian Colon, former first round pick. To make room for these two, the Royals announced they have designated Justin Maxwell and Pedro Ciriaco for assignment.
Danny Duffy (4-7, 2.69 ERA) vs. Yohan Pino (0-1, 6.30 ERA)
James Shields has struggled his last few outings. Shields has not had a quality start since June 8th. Twins slugger, Joe Mauer, is 14-40 (.350) off of Shields in his career. Josh WIllingham also has considerable success as he is 8-25 (.320) off of ‘Big Game’ James.
Luckily for us, Ricky Nolasco has struggled more than James Shields has. Alcides Escobar is 5-9 (.556) against Ricky Nolasco. Omar Infante is 5-14 (.357) off of Nolasco. Nolasco has upwards of a 4.00 ERA at 3.95 in 2014.
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