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Preview: Twins at Royals

The Twins and Royals make up Friday night's rainout in a double header Saturday. Pitching for Minnesota is 23-year-old rookie Liam Hendriks who's looking for his first MLB victory.
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The Twins and Royals make up Friday night's rainout in a double header Saturday. Pitching for Minnesota is 23-year-old rookie Liam Hendriks who's looking for his first MLB victory.

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