On Sunday, the Los Angeles Angels conclude their road series with the Minnesota Twins.
The Angels won on Friday in the first game of the three-game series 4-2. Ian Kinsler smacked a two-run homer to put the Angels in the lead and Justin Upton hit a homer in the eighth to give the Angels a two-run cushion. The win came the same day the Angels placed two-way star Shohei Ohtani on the disabled list due to an elbow injury. Angels shortstop and leading hitter Andrelton Simmons was also lost to injury this week. Blake Parker earned the save with a perfect ninth for Los Angeles. The bullpen came up big for the Angels with 11 outs with five being strikeouts.
With Andrelton Simmons on the disabled list, Mike Trout takes over the lead in batting average with .305 and has the team lead in home runs with 19. Justin Upton leads the team in RBIs with 40. Los Angeles has a team batting average of .249 while opponents are averaging .239 at the plate against Angels pitching. On Sunday, the Angels will send Nick Tropeano to the mound. The right-hander this season is 3-3 with an ERA of 4.35, 42 Ks and 17 BBs.
Eddie Rosario leads the Twins with a .315 batting average and team highs in hits with 75, home runs with 14 and RBIs with 43. Minnesota has a team batting average of .240, while opposing hitters are averaging .249 at the plate against Twins pitching. On Sunday, Minnesota will send Fernando Romero to the mound. The right-hander this season is 2-2 with an ERA of 3.96, 34 Ks and 14 BBs