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Kansas City Royals Vs. Minnesota Twins: Wednesday Lineups

The Kansas City Royals try to inch back closer to .500 on Wednesday night, as they take on the Minnesota Twins in the rubber match of a three-game series. After losing the first game of the series 10-7, the Royals responded last night behind Bruce Chen with a 1-0 win.

Both Ron Gardenhire and Ned Yost have announced the starting lineups for Wednesday night's contest, and they are as follows:

Minnesota Twins

CF Ben Revere
3B Jamey Carroll
LF Josh Willingham
DH Justin Morneau
C Ryan Doumit
1B Trevor Plouffe
SS Brian Dozier
2B Alexi Casilla
RF Darin Mastroianni

SP Nick Blackburn

Kansas City Royals

LF Alex Gordon
SS Yuniesky Betancourt
DH Billy Butler
3B Mike Moustakas
RF Jeff Francoeur
1B Eric Hosmer
2B Johnny Giavotella
CF Jarrod Dyson
C Humberto Quintero

SP Felipe Paulino

Notably absent again is Joe Mauer, who is missing his third straight game because of a thumb injury. We'll see if the Royals can take advantage of Mauer's absence on Wednesday night.

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