GameChat – Royals @ Twins, 7:10 pm

While fans and media wait for trade news as the non-waiver trade deadline nears, the Twins themselves actually still have baseball games to play.

Tonight, it’s game 1 of their series with the Kansas City Royals.

The various Twin Cities media outlets have a number of stories up about Joe Mauer’s new twin daughters. They didn’t get to go home with their parents when mom was released from the hospital Saturday and, speaking from experience, that’s a bit of a tough thing to go through as a parent.

But Mauer is back in the line up behind the plate for the Twins tonight.

Those of you able to watch the game on TV, keep an eye out for the “dugout hugs” that indicate someone is saying his farewell to team mates after being informed he’s been traded. It’s that time of year. – JC



Gordon, A, LF Thomas, C, LF
Hosmer, 1B Carroll, 2B
Butler, B, DH Mauer, C
Perez, S, C Morneau, 1B
Lough, RF Doumit, RF
Tejada, M, 2B Colabello, DH
Moustakas, 3B Plouffe, 3B
Escobar, A, SS Hicks, CF
Dyson, J, CF Florimon, SS
  _Santana, E, P   _Pelfrey, P
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Kansas City 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 7 12 0
Minnesota 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 0

Just pretty ugly.