Twins bring 5-game losing streak into matchup against the Angels

September 24, 2022 GMT

Los Angeles Angels (66-85, third in the AL West) vs. Minnesota Twins (73-78, third in the AL Central)

Minneapolis; Saturday, 7:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Angels: Reid Detmers (6-5, 3.71 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 111 strikeouts); Twins: Joe Ryan (12-8, 3.61 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 138 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Twins -136, Angels +115; over/under is 7 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Minnesota Twins come into a matchup with the Los Angeles Angels as losers of five in a row.

Minnesota has a 43-33 record in home games and a 73-78 record overall. The Twins have the fifth-ranked team on-base percentage in the AL at .316.

Los Angeles has a 66-85 record overall and a 32-44 record on the road. The Angels have a 44-22 record in games when they did not give up a home run.

The matchup Saturday is the fifth time these teams meet this season. The Angels have a 3-1 advantage in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS:

Taylor Ward has 17 doubles, two triples and 21 home runs for the Angels. Luis Rengifo is 12-for-41 with a double and four home runs over the past 10 games.

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LAST 10 GAMES: Twins: 2-8, .212 batting average, 4.25 ERA, outscored by 18 runs

Angels: 5-5, .244 batting average, 4.29 ERA, outscored by eight runs

INJURIES: Twins: Sonny Gray: 15-Day IL (hamstring), Max Kepler: 10-Day IL (wrist), Kyle Garlick: 10-Day IL (wrist), Chris Archer: 15-Day IL (pectoral), Tyler Mahle: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Ryan Jeffers: 60-Day IL (thumb), Jorge Polanco: 10-Day IL (knee), Trevor Larnach: 60-Day IL (core), Byron Buxton: 10-Day IL (hip), Alex Kirilloff: 60-Day IL (wrist), Miguel Sano: 60-Day IL (knee), Danny Coulombe: 60-Day IL (hip), Cody Stashak: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Royce Lewis: 60-Day IL (knee), Chris Paddack: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jhon Romero: 60-Day IL (biceps), Jorge Alcala: 60-Day IL (elbow), Kenta Maeda: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Angels: Andrew Velazquez: 60-Day IL (foot), David Fletcher: 10-Day IL (hand), Jhonathan Diaz: 60-Day IL (undisclosed), Jared Walsh: 60-Day IL (rib), Archie Bradley: 60-Day IL (elbow), Anthony Rendon: 60-Day IL (wrist), Chris Rodriguez: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Griffin Canning: 60-Day IL (back)

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.