TWINS VS. L.A. ANGELS SERIES PREVIEW
Angels’ Meyer, Nolasco set to start vs. former team
FOUR-GAME SERIES AT ANGELS STADIUM
Thursday, 9:07 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM: LHP Adalberto Mejía (1-1, 4.64) vs. RHP Alex Meyer (2-2, 5.79)
Friday, 9:07 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM: RHP Kyle Gibson (1-4, 7.85) vs. RHP JC Ramirez (5-3, 3.38)
Saturday, 9:07 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM: RHP Ervin Santana (7-2, 1.75) vs. RHP Matt Shoemaker (4-3, 4.26)
Sunday, 2:37 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM: RHP Jose Berrios (3-1, 2.70) vs. RHP Ricky Nolasco (2-5, 4.48)
They are 14-5 on the road, second best in the AL behind Houston, and have won nine of their past 10 away from Minnesota. … They are 171-184 all-time against the Angels, and 166-184 in California (143-162 in Angel Stadium). … RHP Ervin Santana ranks seventh in Angels history with 96 career victories over eight seasons, and is 1-2 with a 4.35 ERA against his former team.
They have lost five of their past seven games entering Wednesday and are below .500, yet occupy second place in the AL West. … They are 16-9 at home, where they have won five of their past six. … They have nine players on the disabled list, including OF Mike Trout, who had surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb Wednesday and will miss 6-8 weeks.