Royals starter Billy Buckner, on the other hand, will be a fresh face and arm for the Twins to consider. He's making just his second Major League start, and the Twins haven't faced him.
The Royals have an 8-7 record against the Twins this year and, you might have noticed, aren't too far behind Minnesota in the American League Central standings.
KC: RHP Billy Buckner (0-0, 5.40 ERA)
Buckner made his first Major League start and third appearance against the Rangers on Tuesday, allowing six runs in four innings, taking a no-decision. Buckner allowed five runs in the first inning, surrendering four extra-base hits, including four homers.
MIN: RHP Boof Bonser (6-12, 4.95 ERA)
Bonser struggled in his last start. He lacked control over any of his pitches and gave up five earned runs to the Royals before he was yanked after just 1 2/3 innings, the shortest start of his career. This season, Bonser is 0-2 with a 4.91 ERA in five starts against the Royals.
Players to watch
The Royals have seen much of Bonser this year, and among those coming up roses: David DeJesus, 6-for-16 (.375), with four RBIs; Ross Gload, 6-for-14 (.429); and Mark Teahen, 6-for-11 (.545), with one homer run. Oh, Gordon has two solo home runs off Bonser, too.
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Tuesday: Twins (Scott Baker, 8-7, 4.14) at Royals (Kyle Davies, 6-12, 5.81), 7:10 p.m. CT
Wednesday: Twins (Carlos Silva, 11-13, 4.34) at Royals (Gil Meche, 7-12, 3.82), 1:10 p.m. CT