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Twins turn to Perez seeking sweep of Royals

Left-hander Martin Perez will try to pick up his first victory in four starts as the Minnesota Twins go for a series sweep of the Kansas City Royals on Sunday afternoon in Minneapolis.

Perez (7-2, 3.97 ERA) last won on May 23 at the Los Angeles Angels, 16-7, capping a streak of six victories in seven starts. He received a no-decision in his last start on Tuesday after allowing four runs on six hits in five innings of a 6-5 win over Seattle.

Perez is 1-0 with a 2.29 ERA in three career starts against Kansas City. He will be opposed by right-hander Jakob Junis (4-6, 5.35) who is 0-1 with a 4.50 in five career starts against the Twins.

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Leaders
AVG: W. Merrifield.302
HR: J. Soler18
RBI: J. Soler49
SB: A. Mondesi26
W: H. Bailey5
ERA: B. Keller3.97
Saves: I. Kennedy6
K: J. Junis71
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Minnesota 4722.681-
Cleveland 3633.52211
Chi White Sox 3435.49313
Detroit 2542.37321
Kansas City 2248.31425.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .242 (22)
Runs: 288 (24)
Hits: 571 (22)
Home Runs: 70 (27)
Stolen Bases: 68 (1)
OBP: .307 (23)
SLG: .401 (23)
Total Bases: 947 (22)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 5.06 (26)
Runs Allowed: 359 (23)
Saves: 9 (30)
Strikeouts: 536 (30)
OpBA: .263 (24)
OBP: .343 (29)
SLG: .433 (19)
Run Support: 4.23 (25)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
6/14 J. Bonifacio Called Up from Minors
6/14 R. O'Hearn Sent to Minors
6/13 L. Duda Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
6/13 L. Duda Removed From 10-Day IL (Lumbar strain)
6/13 K. Gutierrez Sent to Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
5/31 H. Dozier Chest contusion (on 10-day IL)
4/24 L. Duda Lumbar strain (10-day IL)
4/22 H. Dozier Lower back spasms (day-to-day)
4/16 M. Maldonado Illness (day-to-day)
3/28 T. Oaks Torn labrum, right hip (on 60-day IL)
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