Thursday, 7:05 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM
RHP Tyler Duffey (4-6, 5.62) vs. RHP Chi Chi Gonzalez (0-1, 9.53)
Friday, 7:05 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM
RHP Kyle Gibson (2-5, 4.82) vs. LHP Cole Hamels (9-2, 2.93)
Saturday, 8:05 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM
RHP Ricky Nolasco (3-7, 5.26) vs. TBA
Sunday, 2:05 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM
LHP Tommy Milone (1-2, 5.45) vs. RHP A.J. Griffin (3-0, 3.06)
They have won two of three games from the Twins at Globe Life Park in Arlington in each of the past two seasons, but the Twins have won five of the past seven meetings overall. … OF Shin-Soo Choo left Tuesday’s game because of a tight back, suffered when he homered off Boston’s David Price. He tried to play through it but left the game in the fifth inning. … OF Jared Hoying has been called up from Class AAA Round Rock. To make room for Hoying, the Rangers placed catcher Bryan Holaday on the 15-day DL because of a bruised left thumb. Holaday made an emergency pitching appearance during the Twins’ 17-5 victory against the Rangers on Saturday. … The Rangers also called up RH reliever Jose Leclerc from Round Rock on Tuesday and designated LF Michael Roth for assignment.
It’s a small sample size, but Eddie Rosario is showing signs of better discipline at the plate. He did chase one bad pitch in the seventh inning Wednesday, but he recovered to work the count full before hitting a sacrifice fly. “We’re seeing signs of improvement there,” Twins manager Paul Molitor said. … Max Kepler became the fifth Twin to walk with the bases loaded this season on Wednesday. … Joe Mauer has 782 RBI, 10 behind Torii Hunter for sixth on the club’s career list. … Eduardo Nunez is batting .357 in day games. … Danny Santana had his first multi-extra-base hit game of his career Wednesday when he doubled and tripled against Oakland. He has a hit in four consecutive games.
LA VELLE E. NEAL III