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• Prior to Saturday, the Royals had 18 doubleheaders against the Twins with a 5-3 advantage in sweeps and 10 splits. The two clubs had five double-dips in 1971 alone.

• Friday night's rainout was the Royals' third this season, but the first in Kansas City. It was the 75th rainout in 40 seasons at Kauffman Stadium.

•The Twins will start right-hander Esmerling Vasquez against the Royals on Sunday. He was recalled Saturday from Triple-A Rochester.

•The Royals' 17-11 record in August was their best for the month since posting an 18-11 mark in 1991.

• Prior to Saturday, the Royals had 18 doubleheaders against the Twins with a 5-3 advantage in sweeps and 10 splits. The two clubs had five double-dips in 1971 alone.

• Friday night's rainout was the Royals' third this season, but the first in Kansas City. It was the 75th rainout in 40 seasons at Kauffman Stadium.

•The Twins will start right-hander Esmerling Vasquez against the Royals on Sunday. He was recalled Saturday from Triple-A Rochester.

•The Royals' 17-11 record in August was their best for the month since posting an 18-11 mark in 1991.