ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Twins will try to complete a three-game sweep of the Angels today (3:07 p.m., FSN) after Wednesday's game was a washout, only the third rain-postponed game at Angel Stadium since 1995.
Martin Perez (6-1, 2.89 ERA) will pitch for the Twins and righthander Matt Harvey (2-3, 6.35) is the Angels starter. Perez (pictured) is third in the American League in victories and 10th in ERA.
Twins Rocco Baldelli walked through the outfield upon arriving at Angel Stadium and said the turf is in good shape today. It's cloudy, but thankfully, no rain expected.
Baldelli said Nelson Cruz and Jose Berrios flew home and are in Minnesota today. Cruz is preparing to be activated tomorrow, and Berrios is starting against the White Sox on Friday night. Twins aren't due in until 11 tonight.
Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco leads the AL with a .339 batting average; Angels center fielder Mike Trout leads the league in on-base percentage (.457) and both players are in the top five in OPS.
The Twins have a seven-game lead over Cleveland in the American League Central going into today's games; the White Sox, who come to Target Field for a three-game series starting Friday, are 10 games out,
Here are the lineups, with Luis Arraez moving to DH in what could be his final game for the Twins for a while ...