The Royals will send Luis Mendoza (7-9, 4.63 ERA) to the mound. He earned a no-decision in his last start, giving up five runs and 10 hits to the Chicago White Sox in 5 1/3 innings on Sep. 7. The last time he faced the Twins was just 11 days ago, when he gave up two runs and seven hits in five innings of a 6-4 Kansas City win in which he registered a no-decision.
Liam Hendricks (0-7, 6.20 ERA) will start for Minnesota. He gave up 10 hits and five runs in 3 2/3 innings when he faced the Royals on Sept. 1.
Twins All-Star Joe Mauer missed the first two games of the series with back spasms. No word yet on whether or not he will suit up for the finale.
First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. CT at Target Field. The game will be broadcast on Fox Sports Kansas City.
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