Picks & Preview: Royals vs Twins 07/05/2023

Picks & Preview: Royals vs Twins 07/05/2023

July 5, 2023


Game Preview

Game 3 of their series will take place on Wednesday evening at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota, between the Kansas City Royals and the Minnesota Twins. The Twins already won the series as they won the first two games and will be looking to sweep the Royals in this contest.
The Minnesota Twins defeated the Kansas City Royals 9-3 thanks to Kenta Maeda’s continued impressive return from the injury list and Max Kepler’s 4 RBI, featuring a 3-run homer. At the age of 28, Carlos Correa added a single in the 3rd inning to get his 1,000th career hit.
The Minnesota Twins have prevailed in 4 of their past 5 matches and have an overall record of 44-43. With a 3.59 ERA, a 1.16 WHIP, and a .228 opponents’ batting average, Minnesota’s bullpen is performing admirably. The Twins offense has a .234 batting average and a .311 on base percentage, scoring 370 runs overall. For the Twins, Byron Buxton is hitting .216 with 15 homers and 34 RBIs.
Pablo Lopez will start the game and follows off a win against the Baltimore Orioles in which he pitched 6 innings and allowed 1 run on 3 hits, 3 walks, and 6 strikeouts. He has a record of 4-5, an ERA of 4.24, a WHIP of 1.15 and 126 strikeouts.

The Kansas City Royals have prevailed in 3 of their past 6 matches despite having an overall record of 25-61. Kansas City won 2 of the 3 games it played versus the Dodgers before dropping the opening 2 matches of this series. During this current campaign, the Kansas City bullpen has a 5.30 ERA, a 1.44 WHIP, and a .264 opponent batting average. For the Royals, Bobby Witt is hitting .254 with 13 homers and 45 RBIs.
In his previous start versus the Los Angeles Dodgers, Alec Marsh went 4 innings, gave up 5 runs on 6 hits, had 4 walks, and struck out 5 batters on his way to a loss. He is 0-1 for the season and has a 11.25 ERA, a 2.50 WHIP and 5 strikeouts.
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Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Game Information

  • Date: 07/05/2023
  • Time: 07:40 PM ET
  • Location: Target Field, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • How to Watch: Royals vs Twins MLB.TV
  • Live Stream: MLB.TV


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