Twins-L.A. Angels makeup game preview
- September 8, 2013 - 11:18 PM
at Target Field
Monday, 6:10 p.m. •
No TV, 96.3-FM
LHP Pedro Hernandez
(3-1, 5.19 ERA) vs. RHP Jered Weaver (9-8, 3.33)
This is the makeup game for the rained-out contest on April 17. ... The Twins had one other makeup game at Target Field, losing 6-1 to the Mets on Aug. 19. ... The Twins are 27-56 when opponents score first, which has happened frequently during their 10-game home losing streak. ... With Eric Fryer called up from Class AAA Rochester, the Twins plan to use Ryan Doumit in the outfield and designated hitter the rest of the season. No more catching.
Los Angeles is one of baseball’s most disappointing teams after fielding a lineup with expensive hitters such as Josh Hamilton and Albert Pujols but not getting much out of it. … The Angels are in the same mode as the Twins right now but have won 12 of their past 16 games, although they lost Sunday to Texas. ... Weaver lost his last start but is 2-1 with a 1.71 ERA in his past three outings and pitched eight shutout innings in a 1-0 victory over the Twins on July 24.
LA VELLE E. NEAL III
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