Twins vs. Royals Probable Starting Pitchers Today – May 29

The Kansas City Royals (34-22) will aim to snap a three-game losing streak when visiting the Minnesota Twins (30-24) at 7:40 PM ET on Wednesday.

The Twins will give the nod to Bailey Ober (5-2, 4.33 ERA), who is eyeing win No. 6 on the season, and the Royals will counter with Seth Lugo (8-1, 1.74 ERA).

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Twins vs. Royals Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2024
  • Time: 7:40 PM ET
  • TV: BSKC
  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Venue: Target Field
  • Live Stream: Fubo
  • Probable Pitchers: Ober – MIN (5-2, 4.33 ERA) vs Lugo – KC (8-1, 1.74 ERA)

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Twins Probable Starting Pitcher Today: Bailey Ober

  • Ober (5-2) will take to the mound for the Twins and make his 11th start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last start was on Friday, when he tossed five innings while giving up two earned runs on four hits in a matchup with the Texas Rangers.
  • The 28-year-old has an ERA of 4.33, a 4.50 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.038 in 10 games this season.
  • In 10 starts this season, he’s earned a quality start in four of them.
  • In 10 starts, Ober has pitched through or past the fifth inning eight times. He has a season average of 5.2 frames per outing.
  • He has made 10 appearances and finished two of them without allowing an earned run.

Bailey Ober vs. Royals

  • The Royals have scored 270 runs this season, which ranks fourth in MLB. They have 468 hits, seventh in baseball, with 54 home runs (17th in the league).
  • The right-hander has allowed the Royals to go 9-for-13 with a double, a triple, three home runs and eight RBI in 1 1/3 innings this season.

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Royals Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Seth Lugo

  • The Royals are sending Lugo (8-1) to the mound to make his 12th start of the season. He is 8-1 with a 1.74 ERA and 61 strikeouts over 72 1/3 innings pitched.
  • His most recent appearance came on Friday against the Tampa Bay Rays, when the right-hander tossed seven innings, surrendering one earned run while giving up four hits.
  • In 11 games this season, the 34-year-old has amassed an ERA of 1.74, with 7.6 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are batting .207 against him.
  • Lugo heads into the game with nine quality starts under his belt this season.
  • Lugo will aim to last five or more innings for his 12th straight start. He’s averaging 6.6 frames per outing.
  • He has had three appearances this season in which he did not give up an earned run.
  • The 34-year-old’s 1.74 ERA ranks first, .968 WHIP ranks 10th, and 7.6 K/9 ranks 54th among qualifying pitchers this season.

Seth Lugo vs. Twins

  • He will take the mound against a Twins offense that ranks 21st in the league with 419 total hits (on a .233 batting average). The team also slugs a collective .396 (12th in the league) with 58 total home runs (12th in MLB play).
  • Lugo has a 0.00 ERA and a 0.500 WHIP against the Twins this season in six innings pitched, allowing a .100 batting average over one appearance.
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