Friday, 7:10 p.m. • FSN, 830-AM: RHP Lance Lynn (4-4, 5.46 ERA) vs. RHP Garrett Richards (4-4, 3.25)
Saturday, 1:10 p.m. • FSN, 830-AM: RHP Kyle Gibson (1-3, 3.54) vs. LHP Tyler Skaggs (4-4, 3.27)
Sunday, 1:10 p.m. • FSN, 830-AM: RHP Fernando Romero (2-2, 3.96) vs. RHP Nick Tropeano (3-3, 4.35)
The Twins are 15-14 at Target Field and 5-3 on the current homestand. … They are 5-8 vs. AL West teams, but 3-3 at home. They split a four-game series in Anaheim in May. … They have won the season series in each of the past two seasons, but are 175-187 against the Angels all-time and 13-13 at Target Field. … They are 3-12 in one-run games this season, while the Angels are 11-7. Of their past 18 games, 16 have been decided by three runs or fewer; the Twins are 6-10 in those close games. … The Twins’ 132 doubles are third-most in the AL, but their five triples are the fewest. Their 64 home runs rank 12th. … They have been hit by only 11 pitches all season, by far the least in the AL; no other team has been hit fewer than 21 times. … 1B/3B Miguel Sano is 2-for-18 (. 111) in June, while 3B/SS Eduardo Escobar is 11-for-26 (.423) with nine extra-base hits this month. … Fernando Rodney saved 17 games in 28 opportunities with the Angels in 2010-11. C Bobby Wilson was drafted by the Angels in 2002 and spent the first five seasons of his major league career with them. IF Gregorio Petit played 89 games with the Angels in 2016.
Los Angeles has won four games in a row and trails Seattle by 4½ games in the AL West. At 35-28, they haven’t had a better start to a season since 2008. … They are 18-10 on the road, and though they have lost four of their past five games outside Anaheim, they still average 5.4 runs per road game, second-best in the AL. … With 5.5 wins above replacement barely a third of the way through the season, CF Mike Trout, a two-time AL MVP, is on pace for one of the greatest seasons in major league history. Trout’s 52 runs scored, 52 walks and .444 on-base percentage all lead the league, and his current 1.106 OPS represents a career best. He has also stolen 13 bases without being caught. The Twins held Trout to one hit, a single, in 10 at-bats during the four-game series in California last month, although they also walked him five times. Trout didn’t play against the Twins last year, missing all seven games after tearing a ligament in his left thumb. … The Angels are without RF Kole Calhoun (oblique), SS Andrelton Simmons (ankle), RHP Alex Meyer (shoulder) and C Rene Rivera (knee).