Dodgers, Twins again try to open series
(SportsNetwork.com) - Right-hander Zack Greinke can stay perfect for 2014 on Wednesday night when the Los Angeles Dodgers visit Target Field to once again try to open a three-game interleague series with the host Minnesota Twins.
Tuesday's scheduled opener was postponed after a cold, wet-weather system was forecast for the area, calling for rain to mix with snow. The game will be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader on Thursday. The originally scheduled 1:10 p.m. game will start as planned, with the rescheduled contest to begin at 7:10 p.m.
The Twins' home game on Sunday against the Detroit Tigers also was postponed due to rain.
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 the scrubbed Sunday game with the Tigers.
Instead, it's his second career start in interleague play and first against the Dodgers.
He was roughed up for seven runs and 10 hits while retiring just nine batters on Tuesday against Tampa Bay in his last start.
The Twins have won five of their last six versus the Dodgers, with all six games taking place in Minnesota.
04/30 10:47:05 ET