Game 13: Angels-Twins …

Happy Jackie Robinson Day from the Twin Cities, where it’s 38 degrees with a 16-mph gust at Target Field. Here are the lineups, with the Angels coming off back-to-back victories and the Twins (coming off a canceled game) trying to snap a five-game losing streak …

Angels (4-8)

laaPeter Bourjos, CF
Mike Trout, LF
Albert Pujols, 1B
Josh Hamilton, RF
Mark Trumbo, DH
Howie Kendrick, 2B
Chris Iannetta, C
Brendan Harris, SS
Luis Jimenez, 3B

SP: RH Joe Blanton (0-2, 9.00 ERA)

Twins (4-7)

MINDarin Mastroianni, CF
Joe Mauer, C
Justin Morneau, 1B
Ryan Doumit, DH
Chris Parmelee, 1B
Trevor Plouffe, 3B
Oswaldo Arcia, LF
Brian Dozier, 2B
Pedro Florimon, SS

SP: RH Kevin Correia (0-1, 3.14 ERA)

  • Here’s the gist of where we’re at weather-wise: They’ll probably be fine on Monday and Tuesday, but there’s a very good chance that it won’t be playable on Wednesday and it doesn’t look very good on Thursday (both teams’ off day). The Angels aren’t slated to return to Minnesota this year.
  • Kevin Jepsen (right triceps) and Erick Aybar (left heel) are not with the team on this trip. Jepsen is getting a baseline test, while Aybar is rehabbing in Arizona.
  • The Angels aren’t putting Alberto Callaspo on the DL just yet. He’s taking groundballs and swinging the bat to see if he can avoid it. But Angels manager Mike Scioscia basically said he won’t play in any of these three games.
  • Jered Weaver probably won’t be activating his arm in this series. Not smart to do it when it’s so cold out, and no need to rush.

Alden

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