First Pitch: 7:10pm CDT
Radio: Go 96.3, TIBN
Know Thine Enemy: Halos Heaven
- 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.
|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|