Minnesota takes on Kansas City in the second game of their opening series after taking a built-in day off on Tuesday. Right-hander Ian Kennedy will make his start with the Royals. He compiled an 11-11 record last season in 33 starts with a 3.68 ERA. Left-hander Hector Santiago will be on the mound with the #Twins. He switched from the LA Angels to the Twins last season and had a 13-10 record with a 4.70 ERA. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 PM Eastern time on Wednesday afternoon. Here are today's projected lineups for both squads.

Royals (0-1)

  • 1: Alex Gordon (L) - left fielder
  • 2: Mike Moustakas (L) - designated hitter
  • 3: Lorenzo Cain (R) - center fielder
  • 4: Eric Hosmer (L) - first baseman
  • 5: Calvador Perez (R) - catcher
  • 6: Paulo Orlando (R) - right fielder
  • 7: Cheslor Cuthbert (R) - third baseman
  • 8: Alcides Escobar (R) - shortstop
  • 9: Raul Mondesi (S) - second baseman

Moustakas gets the designated hitter role and will remain in the second spot for the Royals.

He hit a home run in the season opener. Cuthbert will instead be playing third base on Wednesday, a position he played frequently with the team last season. He'll make his season debut at the seventh spot. Orlando will move up to the sixth selection. He went 0-for-3 on Monday afternoon.

Twins (1-0)

  • 1: Brian Dozier (R) - second baseman
  • 2: Max Kepler (L) - right fielder
  • 3: Byron Buxton (R) - center fielder
  • 4: Joe Mauer (L) - first baseman
  • 5: Miguel Sano (R) - third baseman
  • 6: Jason Castro (L) - catcher
  • 7: Eduardo Escobar (S) - shortstop
  • 8: Eddie Rosario (L) - left fielder
  • 9: Robbie Grossman (S) - designated hitter

Kepler moves from eighth all the way to second behind lead-off hitter Dozier. Kepler went 1-for-4 on Monday for the Twins and left two runners in scoring position with two outs. Grossman moves from that second position to the final spot in the order.

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He didn't record a hit (0-for-3) but took a walk to bring in a run. Both him and Buxton recorded six of the team's 11 strikeouts. Rosario moves from the final spot to the eighth spot. He went 1-for-3 and also recorded a strikeout. #Kansas City #April 5