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Game 15: Twins at Rays

Let's Rays some hell! (That's probably a better slogan for Tampa Bay, actually.)

"Who put my hair gel up there?"
"Who put my hair gel up there?"
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

First Pitch: 5:10 PM CDT
Radio: WCCO 830, TIBN
Know Thine Enemy: DRaysBay

After a controversial defeat in the opener yesterday, the Minnesota Twins will aim for a series-tying victory in the late Floridian afternoon.

Kyle Gibson will go for the Twins this evening. Gibson hasn't lasted more than 4 1/3 innings since his first outing of the year on March 31st, but the Twins have still won all three of his starts. Last time out against Houston, Kyle walked four and gave up five earned runs in his worst appearance of 2018, but Magic Gibson Run Support kicked in and Minnesota still came away with the victory.

On the mound for the Tampa Bay Rays tonight is 25-year-old lefty Blake Snell, a product of the Rays system in his third major-league season. Snell has always had control issues (a career 4.5 BB/9 at the big-league level), but is able to score strikeouts with a very even mix of slider, curve, and change. Opponents are hitting .173 against Snell so far this year, and his ERA is at 2.95 entering play.


Today's Lineups

Brian Dozier - 2B Denard Span - LF
Joe Mauer - 1B C.J. Cron - DH
Miguel Sano - 3B Carlos Gomez - RF
Robbie Grossman - DH Brad Miller - 1B
Eddie Rosario - LF Daniel Robertson - 3B
Mitch Garver - C Joey Wendle - 2B
Ehire Adrianza - SS Wilson Ramos - C
Max Kepler - RF Mallex Smith - CF
Ryan LaMarre - CF Adeiny Hechavarria - SS
Kyle Gibson - RHP Blake Snell - LHP