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Game 17: Twins at Athletics

A win would be swell

MLB: Boston Red Sox at Minnesota Twins
Be a stopper, Kenta.
Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

First Pitch: 2:37 PM CDT
TV: Bally Sports North
Radio: WCCO 830, Audacy, TIBN, 102.9 The Wolf
Know Thine Enemy: Athletics Nation

Welp, the Twins have one exactly one time since the last time I created a game thread, but somehow it feels like Max Kepler’s walk-off was much longer ago than last Thursday.

After being shutout for 14 innings across a doubleheader on Tuesday, the Twins will take their hacks against Frankie Montas on Wednesday afternoon before skipping town for an off-day in the Twin Cities on Thursday.

Montas had a brutal first start of the season against the Los Angeles Dodgers, giving up seven earned runs in 2 23 innings, but since then has given up just one run in 12 innings split between starts versus Houston and Detroit. And hey — great news! The Twins get to face a righthander!

The Twins will send ace Kenta Maeda to the bump following six days of rest. Maeda hasn’t been ultra-sharp to start the season but still has a 3.07 ERA over three starts.

Enjoy the game!

Today's Lineups

Luis Arraez - 2B Mark Canha - LF
Josh Donaldson - 3B Ramon Laureano - CF
Nelson Cruz - DH Jed Lowrie - 2B
Byron Buxton - CF Matt Olson - 1B
Jorge Polanco - SS Matt Chapman - 3B
Willians Astudillo - 1B Mitch Moreland - DH
Jake Cave - LF Sean Murphy - C
Brent Rooker - RF Seth Brown - RF
Ryan Jeffers - C Elvis Andrus - SS
Kenta Maeda - RHP Frankie Montas - RHP