Series preview: Twins vs. Indians
- July 18, 2013 - 11:21 PM
twins vs. cleveland
three-game series at target field
Friday, 7:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM
RHP Mike Pelfrey (4-7, 5.55) vs. LHP Scott Kazmir (5-4, 4.60)
Saturday, 6:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM
RHP Kevin Correia (6-6, 4.23) vs. RHP Corey Kluber (7-5, 3.88)
Sunday, 1:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM
LHP Scott Diamond (5-8, 5.32) vs. RHP Justin Masterson (10-7, 3.72)
The Twins are winless on 15 Fridays this season, with 13 losses and two rainouts. ... This is the first series between the Twins and Indians at Target Field this season. The Twins went 2-4 in six games at Progressive Field. ... Infielder Doug Bernier, who was called up Sunday, will wear uniform No. 17. ... Trevor Plouffe is batting .375 against the Indians this season with two home runs and five RBI.
Scott Kazmir is 2-0 with a 2.08 ERA against the Twins this season. On June 21 he held the Twins to one run over seven innings. ... Kluber lost out to Kazmir for the final spot in the rotation during spring training but was called up in April and has made 15 starts. ... Second baseman Jason Kipnis stroked an RBI double in the eighth inning to help the AL down the NL 3-0 in the All-Star Game at Citi Field in New York.
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