American League Preview from The Sports Network|
Sunday, April 28th
(All times eastern)
Texas Rangers (16-8) at Minnesota Twins (10-10), 2:10 p.m.
Probable Starting Pitchers: Texas - Alexi Ogando (2-1, 3.12)
Minnesota - Kevin Correia (2-1, 2.86)
(Sports Network) - After having their five-game Target Field winning streak
broken Saturday, the Texas Rangers look to Alexi Ogando to get them a series
win against the Minnesota Twins this afternoon when the team close a four-game
Ogando is 0-1 over his last three starts, but is coming off a no-decision to
the Angels when he allowed six hits and four runs -- two earned -- over seven
innings on Tuesday. This will be his eighth appearance and first start against
Kevin Correia has been impressive in his last two starts, throwing seven
innings and giving up a pair of runs each time. On Tuesday, he held down Miami
in a 4-3 win. This will be his second time facing the Rangers.
Yesterday, Josh Willingham hit a two-run homer and Aaron Hicks added two RBI
to pace Minnesota's 7-2 win.
Wilkin Ramirez, Pedro Florimon and Brian Dozier each knocked in a run for the
Twins, who ended a three-game losing streak.
Pedro Hernandez (1-0) tossed five innings of five-hit, scoreless ball to post
his first career victory.
"He got us through the first five innings and got exactly what we wanted out
of him," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said.
Mitch Moreland hit a two-run double in the ninth for the Rangers, who had won
three in a row prior to Saturday.
Derek Holland (1-2) lasted seven full frames, but was charged in defeat with
five hits and four runs -- three earned -- with six strikeouts.
"I'm not worried about it," Holland said of his lack of run support. "All that
matters is if we win."
04/28 10:24:16 ET