Twins-Toronto series preview

  • Updated: April 14, 2014 - 11:41 PM

Former Twins knuckleballer R.A. Dickey is off to a 1-2 start this year.

THREE-GAME SERIES AT TARGET FIELD

Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. • FSN, 96. 3-FM

RHP Phil Hughes (0-0, 7.20 ERA) vs. RHP Brandon Morrow (1-1, 5.73)

Wednesday, 7:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM

RHP Mike Pelfrey (0-2, 7.84) vs. RHP R.A. Dickey (1-2, 5.30)

Thursday, 12:10 p.m. • no TV, 96.3-FM

RHP Kyle Gibson (2-0, 1.59) vs. RHP Dustin McGowan (1-1, 4.00)

TWINS UPDATE

Catcher Josmil Pinto has two home runs in the past three games, including a two-run homer in Sunday’s 4-3 victory over Kansas City. The Twins want his bat in the lineup as much as possible. “I think he’s one of our better hitters,” Twins assistant GM Rob Antony said. … Joe Mauer on Sunday stole his first base since Aug. 26, 2012, at Texas. That’s 153 games between stolen bases. … Hughes is making his 28th appearance and 21st start against the Blue Jays, facing them more than any other opponent. He is 5-6 with a 4.86 ERA against them. … The Twins were 1-5 against Toronto last season, losing all three games at Target Field.

BLUE JAYS UPDATE

Toronto took two of three at Baltimore over the weekend, winning 11-3 Sunday before arriving in the Twin Cities. Toronto is 13th in baseball in runs scored and has a .228 batting average and .300 on-base percentage. … Infielder Maicer Izturis possibly will miss the rest of the season after he tore a left knee ligament Sunday going down the dugout stairs at Camden Yards. Infielder Munenori Kawasaki was summoned from Class AAA Buffalo. … Edwin Encarnacion, who has gotten his licks in on the Twins through the years, drove in his first two runs of the season Sunday. He is a career .356 hitter at Target Field, with six home runs.

LA VELLE E. NEAL III

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Seattle
Toronto 92 4th Qtr 6:29
Indiana 77
Cleveland 73 3rd Qtr 2:50
Detroit 60
Milwaukee 59 3rd Qtr 8:19
Miami 62
Memphis 20 1st Qtr 0:05
Dallas 24
Chicago 9:30 PM
Golden State
Washington 9:30 PM
LA Lakers
NY Rangers 0 3rd Prd 16:12
NY Islanders 2
Arizona 3 3rd Prd 17:32
Philadelphia 3
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Pittsburgh 3
Washington 2 3rd Prd 13:46
Columbus 4
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Carolina 3
Dallas 2 2nd Prd 5:42
Montreal 3
Detroit 5 2nd Prd 5:29
Florida 2
Colorado 1 2nd Prd 19:43
Nashville 0
Buffalo 8:00 PM
Calgary
Minnesota 8:30 PM
Edmonton
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Vancouver
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Akron 59
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Bowling Green 56
Western Mich 71 FINAL
Buffalo 77
Ohio 40 FINAL
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Baylor 8:00 PM
Oklahoma State
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Providence 0
Michigan State 0 Postponed
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Wyoming 8:00 PM
Utah State
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UCF 54
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Presbyterian 51
Coastal Carolina 65 FINAL
High Point 73
Gardner-Webb 49 FINAL
Radford 59
UNC-Asheville 58 FINAL
Liberty 62
Winthrop 63 FINAL
Longwood 62
Columbia International 33 FINAL
Charleston Southern 74
Tulane 26 2nd Half
Houston 18
(3) Baylor 48 2nd Half 18:52
TCU 38
Navy 22 2nd Half 19:26
American Univ 32
Valparaiso 17 2nd Half 19:39
Illinois-Chicago 24
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