Minnesota Twins looking to right the ship at home
By Brennen Rupp
The Minnesota Twins are back home after a rough road trip. The Twins were outscored 60-27 and went 1-6 on their recent seven-game road trip.
They are back home and looking to get their season back on track. The Twins started last week with a one game lead over the Toronto Blue Jays for the second Wild Card spot in the American League. A week later and they are now four games back of the Los Angeles Angels for the second Wild Card spot.
They are now back home for six games before they go back out on the road for a 10-game road trip.
First up is the Texas Rangers who are currently a half game in front of the Twins in the Wild Card standings. The Twins will face newly acquired, Cole Hamels in the series finale.
The Twins have yet to win a series in the second half of the season and need to take this series if they want to stay alive in the playoff race.
Three Players to Watch
- The Twins starting pitching has not been good as of late. Kyle Gibson gets the ball in the first game of the series and needs to stop the bleeding. Gibson is 0-3, with an 8.59 earned run average since the All-Star Break. The Twins need a quality start from him tonight.
- Mike Pelfrey gets the ball in the second game of the series. In his last start Pelfrey was spotted a big lead early and couldn’t pitch past the fourth inning, lasting just 3.2 innings and giving up seven earned runs.
- Ervin Santana got rocked in his last start. Santana pitched 2.1 innings and gave up eight runs. He’ll look to rebound at home in the series finale against Hamels.
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