Twins Open West Coast Road Trip vs. Dodgers

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Twins Won back-to-back home series against the San Diego Padres and Chicago Cubs, and have another National League team to look forward to this week, starting a three-game road series against it. los angeles dodgers Monday night

The game would also open a six-game Southern California trip that included a return to American League play with three games against the Los Angeles Angels.

Twins Had an offensive performance this past weekend, matching a season high with 11 runs scored against the Cubs on Saturday before topping it Sunday in a 16-3 victory over Chicago. Minnesota scored 29 against the Cubs, a field goal record for a three-game series.

On Sunday, Trevor Larnach and Joey Gallo hit a home run in a seven-run third inning, and Michael Taylor hit a seven-run eighth. Former Dodger Kyle Farmer had three hits for Minnesota.

“Hitting is contagious,” Farmer said on the Bailey Sports North broadcast. “When one guy puts together a good at-bat, you follow it up with another one and another one, and you saw (Sunday). It was fun, and we have to go to L.A. with that same attitude.”

Twins were coming from 2-4 trips before recovering themselves at home

Right-hander Pablo López (2-2, 3.47 ERA) is ready to take the mound on Monday to continue the charge for the workhorse starting pitching staff for Minnesota. Twins The starters had a major league-best 233 2/3 innings, making the bullpen as fresh as any in baseball.

Lopez is 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA in three career starts against dodgersincluding a six-inning start last season when he gave up two runs in a no-decision

Los Angeles right-hander Noah Syndergaard (1-3, 6.12) is in line to start Monday after pitching just one inning Tuesday at Milwaukee because of a right index finger injury.

Syndergaard has faced Twins just once in his career, in early 2019 when he earned a 5.14 ERA after giving up four runs in seven innings

After a bumpy ride to start the season, dodgersThe pitching staff has led the way with a five-game winning streak and wins in 13 of the last 15 contests. dodgers Had a 4.61 staff ERA in April but an NL-best 2.61 mark in May as they enter their first interleague game of the season

dodgers Will enter Monday with a three-game sweep of the San Diego Padres in a series in which the pitching staff allowed just four runs

“That’s how you win: pitching and playing defense,” said dodgersMookie Betts, who hit a two-run home run in Sunday’s 4-0 win. “We have a really good staff and a really good defense, and we were able to put it together. We hit when we needed to and we got some wins.

dodgers Catcher Will Smith was out Sunday but is expected to return Monday on a five-game hitting streak. He is 8-for-19 (.421) during the streak, with two home runs and five RBI.

– Field Level Media