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Royals Vs. Twins: Kansas City Begins 3-Game Series In Minnesota

The Kansas City Royals will send Will Smith to the mound in Game 1 of a three-game series in Minnesota against the Twins on Tuesday.

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 01:  Pitcher Will Smith #53 of the Kansas City Royals pitches against the Minnesota Twins at Kauffman Stadium on September 1, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Tim Umphrey/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 01: Pitcher Will Smith #53 of the Kansas City Royals pitches against the Minnesota Twins at Kauffman Stadium on September 1, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Tim Umphrey/Getty Images)
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The Kansas City Royals (63-77) will begin a three-game series against the Minnesota Twins (59-82) on Tuesday at Target Field after taking two of three from the Chicago White Sox.

The Royals will send Will Smith (4-7, 5.45 ERA) to the mound in Game 1. He took a loss in his last start, giving up three runs and nine hits in six innings of a 3-1 loss to these same Twins on Sep. 1.

Scott Diamond (11-6, 3.35 ERA) will get the ball for Minnesota. He had a fair bit of help from the offense in his last outing, a Sep. 4 win against the White Sox in which he allowed four runs and seven hits in five innings of an 18-9 victory over the White Sox.

First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. CT. You can watch it on Fox Sports Kansas City.

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