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Game 125: Minnesota Twins at Texas Rangers

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First Pitch: 7:10 pm CST
TV: FSN
Radio: 1500 ESPN
Know Thine Enemy: Lonestar Ball


The Twins look to actually win a game for the first time in approximately 13 weeks tonight, as they face the Texas Rangers in Arlington. Throwing for the Twins will be Samuel Deduno, whose magical 4-1, 3.33 ERA record is very deceiving. For Texas, Matt Harrison will be pitching, coming off a great outing in Toronto, where he gave up just two hits over eight innings. Let's just hope Deduno's magic somehow holds tonight. No one can still explain how he allows so many baserunners, but so few runs...


For Minnesota

Samuel Deduno

#21 / Pitcher / Minnesota Twins

6-3

190

R

R

Jul 02, 1983



W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2012 - Samuel Deduno 4-1 8 8 0 0 0 0 46.0 37 18 17 4 36 30 3.33 1.59


For Texas:

Matt Harrison

#54 / Pitcher / Texas Rangers

6-4

240

L

L

Sep 16, 1985



W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2012 - Matt Harrison 14-7 25 24 3 2 0 0 161.0 157 59 57 13 46 96 3.19 1.26

That is quite the flattering photo of Matt Harrison, I must say.


Lineups after the jump.

Minnesota
Ben Revere, CF
Darrin Mastroianni, RF
Joe Mauer, C
Justin Morneau, 1B
Ryan Doumit, LF
Trevor Plouffe, DH
Jamey Carroll, 3B
Alexi Casilla, 2B
Pedro Florimon, SS

Texas

When available


Notes:
-The good news for the Twins is that in his career, Harrison only has a 1-2 record against Minnesota, sporting a 4.76 ERA with only 8 Ks. Hopefully--hopefully--they take advantage of this tonight.
-The Twins have only won one game in the last week-plus. Their last win came against Oakland, and before that...not since Detroit have they managed to pick up a win. During that time, I will note, the team was swept by the Seattle Mariners. Twins baseball, ladies and gentlemen!
-Despite the great teams Texas has fielded as of late, the all-time record between the Twins and Rangers is pretty close, with the Rangers just edging out the Twins, 251-249.

GO TWINS!