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Twins Vs. Angels Preview: Minnesota Trying To Avoid Sweep

The Minnesota Twins are trying to avoid being swept at the hands of the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday. Minnesota dropped game two by a score of 4-0, and game one by a score of 4-3. Prior to that, they bested the Kansas City Royals to snap a six-game losing streak. They'd like to avoid that kind of skid this time around.

Minnesota will be up against Jered Weaver, who has been great this season, save for one outing - a game against the Twins earlier in the year. Still, he's 3-0 with a 2.02 earned run average and had a no decision in his last outing with no earned runs over six innings of pitching.

He'll be up against Liam Hendriks, who is 0-1 with a 6.89 ERA and had a horrible outing when he saw the mound last, giving up seven runs in four innings to the Boston Red Sox on April 25. Prior to that, he'd only allowed one run in six innings of work against the Rangers, but it was ultimately a loss for the Twins either way.

After this series wraps up, the Twins will take on the Seattle Mariners in a three-game set before returning home for nine games. Game three against L.A. is set for 10:05 p.m. eastern.

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