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Game 95: Twins at Angels

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Minnesota is facing a tough team on the road. But they really need a win today.

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First Pitch: 2:35pm CDTTV: FS-N

Radio: Go 96.3, TIBN
Know Thine Enemy: Halos Heaven

Pre-Game Notes

  • Aaron Hicks leads off today as Brian Dozier gets a much needed day off. Eduardo Nunez will play and bat second.
  • Torii Hunter takes a seat today as well. Eddie Rosario shifts to right field and Shane Robinson starts in left.
  • This is not the batting order of a team that plans on contending. And as the Twins sit Dozier and Hunter to leave their already thin lineup even thinner, the Angels aren't taking any shortcuts with their team today.
  • For the second time in four starts with the Twins, Ervin Santana faces off against an old team. He spent eight seasons with the Angels, having made 233 of his 299 starts for his original organization.
  • The Twins have a tough test against Garrett Richards today. The 27-year old right-hander is already having a good season, and is coming off of a complete game shutout of the Red Sox.

Today's Lineups

MINNESOTA TWINS LOS ANGELES ANGELS
Aaron Hicks - CF Johnny Giavotella - 2B
Eduardo Nunez - 2B Kole Calhoun - RF
Joe Mauer - 1B Mike Trout - CF
Miguel Sano - DH Albert Pujols - DH
Trevor Plouffe - 3B Erick Aybar - SS
Eddie Rosario - RF C.J. Cron - 1B
Shane Robinson - LF Matt Joyce - LF
Kurt Suzuki - C Carlos Perez - C
Danny Santana - SS Taylor Featherston - 3B
Ervin Santana - RHP Garrett Richards - RHP