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Twins Continue Playing For Pride Against Angels

The Minnesota Twins drubbed the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night thanks, in large part, to four walks with the bases loaded. The odds of them getting the same generosity from Angels' pitching on Saturday night would seem to be pretty remote at best.

On Saturday night, the Angels will send right-hander Jered Weaver (15-7, 2.28 ERA) to the mound to take on the Twins. Weaver was scheduled to be Friday night's starter, but was pushed back because he was attending to a family issue. Weaver has faced the Twins once this season, back on May 28, and was absolutely dominant, allowing just two hits in nine shutout innings, but ended up with a no-decision as the Twins won the game 1-0 in ten innings.

Minnesota will counter with left-hander Brian Duensing (9-13, 5.09 ERA). Duensing snapped a personal five-game losing streak in his last start, as he allowed four runs (three earned) on seven hits in six innings in Minnesota's 11-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday. Duensing has had one start against the Angels this season, and was not particularly good, as he allowed five runs on eight hits in six innings of work to the Angels on August 2. The Twins lost that game by a final score of 5-1.

First pitch from southern California is scheduled for 8:05 PM Central time. Be sure to head on over to Twinkie Town to check out their Game Thread, and head back here for the recap when things are over with.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.