Twins-Blue Jays series preview

  • Updated: September 5, 2013 - 9:40 PM
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Toronto’s R.A. Dickey (11-12) will start tonight in the first of a three-game series against the Twins.

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THREE-GAME SERIES AT TARGET FIELD

Friday, 7:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3 FM

RHP R.A. Dickey (11-12, 4.30) vs. RHP Mike Pelfrey (5-10, 4.86)

Saturday, 6:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3 FM

LHP J.A. Haap (3-5, 5.54) vs. RHP Kevin Correia (9-10, 4.18)

Sunday, 1:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3 FM

RHP Esmil Rogers (4-7, 4.76) vs. LHP Andrew Albers (2-2, 3.96)

BLUE JAYS UPDATE

They have won seven of their past 10 games. … They are 29-42 on the road and have lost 10 of their past 14 outside of Canada. … They are missing RHP Josh Johnson, OF Melky Cabrera, OF Jose Bautista, RHP Brandon Morrow, OF Colby Rasmus, 2B Maicer Izturis and RHP Ramon Ortiz, a former Twin, to injury. … They will finish last in the A.L. East for the third consecutive season. … Former Twin R.A. Dickey, last year’s N.L. Cy Young Award winner, has won three of his past four decisions and has not allowed more than two runs in any of the victories. … 3B Edwin Encarnacion’s 36 home runs and 103 RBI rank third in the American League. … Closer Casey Janssen has converted 27 saves in 29 opportunities.

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