Royals riding win streak into double-header

Feeling confident, the Kansas City Royals aim to move closer to their goal of reaching .500 by the All-Star break. Sitting on a four-game winning streak, the Royals meet the Minnesota Twins for two games Saturday at Target Field. Scott Diamond takes the mound for the Twins in the first game. Suburban Minneapolis native Cole De Vries called up from Triple A Rochester likely will pitch the second game for Minnesota.
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Feeling confident, the Kansas City Royals aim to move closer to their goal of reaching .500 by the All-Star break. Sitting on a four-game winning streak, the Royals meet the Minnesota Twins for two games Saturday at Target Field. Scott Diamond takes the mound for the Twins in the first game. Suburban Minneapolis native Cole De Vries called up from Triple A Rochester likely will pitch the second game for Minnesota.

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