Interleague Preview from The Sports Network|
Tuesday, April 29th
(All times Eastern)
Los Angeles Dodgers (14-12) at Minnesota Twins (12-11), 8:10 p.m.
Probable Starting Pitchers: Los Angeles - Zack Greinke (4-0, 2.45)
Minnesota - Kyle Gibson (3-1, 3.63)
(SportsNetwork.com) - Right-hander Zack Greinke can stay perfect for 2014 on
Tuesday night when the Los Angeles Dodgers visit Target Field to open a three-
game interleague series with the host Minnesota Twins.
The Dodgers have lost five of their last seven games, but Greinke provided one
of those victories when he struck out 11 batters in seven-plus innings on
Wednesday while notching a 5-2 defeat of Philadelphia.
Greinke has lasted through at least five innings in 20 straight starts while
allowing two runs or fewer.
He's 3-8 in 18 career meetings with the Twins while posting a 4.74 earned run
average, and has won just one of the last five decisions while the ERA has
swelled to 6.10.
Minnesota, meanwhile, has won four of its last six.
The Twins will start right-hander Kyle Gibson against Los Angeles after he'd
initially been scheduled to start a Sunday game with Detroit that was
postponed by rain.
Instead, it's his second career start in interleague play and first against
He was roughed up for seven runs and 10 hits while retiring just nine batters
on Tuesday against Tampa Bay in his last start.
On Sunday in Los Angeles, Brandon Barnes went 3-for-4 with two RBI and Josh
Rutledge had a three-run homer as the Colorado Rockies took the rubber match
of a three-game set, 6-1, over the Dodgers.
Hyun-Jin Ryu (3-2) was tagged for six runs on nine hits over five-plus innings
to absorb the loss. Los Angeles has lost five of its last seven.
"(Ryu) wasn't as sharp today," said Dodgers manager Don Mattingly. "He wasn't
as sharp with his fastball, which made him more vulnerable."
In Minnesota, the aforementioned game between the Detroit Tigers and the Twins
A makeup date has not yet been determined.
Detroit returns to the Twin Cities for three games in mid-August and three in
The Twins have won five of their last six versus the Dodgers, with all six
games taking place in Minnesota.
04/29 10:38:17 ET