Twins-Los Angeles Angels series preview

  • Updated: July 21, 2013 - 10:45 PM

twins at l.a. angels

series preview

THREE-GAME SERIES at Angels Stadium

Monday, 9:05 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM

RHP Samuel Deduno (5-4, 3.61 ERA) vs. RHP Joe Blanton (2-12, 5.53)

Tuesday, 9:05 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM

RHP Kyle Gibson (2-2, 6.45) vs. Tommy Hanson (4-2, 5.10)

Wednesday, 2:35 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM

RHP Mike Pelfrey (4-7, 5.40) vs. RHP Jered Weaver (4-5, 3.30)


The Twins have lost five consecutive games in Anaheim and are 14-28 there since 2003, the year after losing to the Angels in the American League Championship Series. … They are 2-0 against the Angels this year, having outscored them 16-8 at Target Field in April. … The Twins have won the season series against the Angels only once (2010) since 2002. ... The Twins are 18-30 on the road, the fewest road victories for any AL team except Houston, and have lost 15 of their past 20 away from home. ... They are 6-3 against the AL West; this is their first series of the season in a West Division ballpark. ... They have grounded into only 52 double plays, by far the fewest in the American League. ... Pelfrey is 3-0 in three career starts vs. the Angels; Deduno and Gibson never have faced them.


The Angels got off to a 15-27 start and haven’t recovered; they returned from the All-Star break 11 games out of first in the AL West, though they won two out of three against first-place Oakland this weekend. … They are 26-26 at home and 15-7 vs. the AL Central. … Hanson’s start Tuesday is his first since returning from a forearm strain he suffered last month. … They are without CF Peter Bourjos (broken wrist) and LHP Jason Vargas (blood clot). … Only four Twins have ever faced Los Angeles closer Ernesto Frieri, who has 24 saves this season. ... Josh Hamilton is batting only .223 with 14 home runs and a .409 slugging percentage in his first season with the Angels. … Mike Trout has a .566 slugging percentage and a .400 on-base percentage.

La Velle E. Neal III

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions


Miami - LP: T. Koehler 5 FINAL
Washington - WP: M. Scherzer 7
Arizona - WP: J. Collmenter 13 FINAL
Colorado - LP: T. Matzek 7
San Diego - WP: I. Kennedy 9 FINAL
San Francisco - LP: C. Heston 1
Cincinnati 3 Top 7th Inning
Pittsburgh 0
NY Yankees 1 Bottom 7th Inning
Toronto 4
Philadelphia 2 Top 6th Inning
Atlanta 6
Baltimore 1 Top 6th Inning
NY Mets 3
Arizona 4 Top 7th Inning
Colorado 1
Tampa Bay 4 Top 6th Inning
Boston 2
Los Angeles 0 Top 3rd Inning
Milwaukee 5
Cleveland 4 Bottom 2nd Inning
Kansas City 0
Detroit 1 Top 3rd Inning
Chicago WSox 1
Oakland 0 Bottom 3rd Inning
Minnesota 1
Texas 4 Top 3rd Inning
Houston 0
Chicago Cubs 2 Bottom 2nd Inning
St. Louis 0
Seattle - R. Elias 9:05 PM
LA Angels - C. Wilson
Chicago 71 4th Qtr
Cleveland 87
LA Clippers 8:30 PM
Montreal 0 3rd Prd
Tampa Bay 1
NY Rangers 1 2nd Prd 12:47
Washington 0
Los Angeles 8:30 PM
Real Salt Lake
Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters





question of the day

Poll: What are your plans for the Twins' home opener?

Weekly Question