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Game 146: Angels at Twins

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Minnesota begins yet another crucial series as the Angels come to Target Field for a four-game set.

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First Pitch: 7:10pm CDT

TV: FS-N
Radio: Go 96.3, TIBN
Know Thine Enemy: Halos Heaven

Pre-Game Notes

  • A sweep in favor of the Twins effectively ends the Angels' season.
  • The Twins taking three of four would put Minnesota four games in front of Los Angeles, all but ending the Angels' season.
  • A series split means the Twins keep their two-game lead on the Angels.
  • If Minnesota wins just one game, they'll fall be tied with the Angels.
  • A sweep in favor of the Angels puts the Twins two games down on the Angels, meaning Minnesota would have to overcome two clubs instead of just one.
  • The Angels have a special set of players at the top of their lineup, including Erick Aybar, Cole Calhoun, Mike Trout, and Albert Pujols. It's the Twins who have a more balanced lineup top to bottom, however.
  • Aaron Hicks is 2-for-5 in his career against Santiago. Both hits are home runs. Eduardo Nunez is 3-for-5 with two homers and a double. Joe Mauer is 4-for-12 with four walks.
  • Current Angels are hitting a combined .314/.369/.453 versus Tommy Milone. Let's just assume that the Milone they'll be seeing tonight isn't the same guy they've teed off on in the past.

Today's Lineups

LOS ANGELES ANGELS MINNESOTA TWINS
Erick Aybar - SS Aaron Hicks - CF
Kole Calhoun - RF Brian Dozier - 2B
Mike Trout - CF Joe Mauer - 1B
Albert Pujols - DH Miguel Sano - DH
C.J. Cron - 1B Trevor Plouffe - 3B
David Freese - 3B Torii Hunter - RF
Shane Victorino - LF Eddie Rosario - LF
Chris Iannetta - C Kurt Suzuki - C
Taylor Featherston - 2B Eduardo Escobar - SS
Hector Santiago - LHP Tommy Milone - LHP