Scouting report: Orioles vs. Twins

July 30, 1996|By Jason LaCanfora

At Metrodome, Minneapolis

Day .. ..Time .. .. ..TV ... .. .. ... .. .. ...Starters

Tonight .8: 05 p.m. ..HTS .. ..Rocky Coppinger (5-2, 5.70) vs.

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..Frankie Rodriguez (10-7, 5.10)

Tomorrow 8: 05 p.m. ..HTS .. ....Mike Mussina (11-8, 5.24) vs.

.. .. .. .. ... .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .Brad Radke (6-13, 4.93)

Thursday 1: 15 p.m. ..54,50 .. ...David Wells (7-10, 4.75) vs.

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ...Rich Robertson (4-9, 4.91)

Radio: All games on WBAL (1090 AM) and WTOP (1500 AM)

Twins update: The Twins, always tough to beat at home, will be looking to duplicate their sweep of the Orioles at Camden Yards last week. Minnesota is 10-8 with a .304 team batting average since the All-Star break. Marty Cordova, the AL Rookie of the Year last season, has hit .340 in his last 44 games, with 18 doubles and 35 RBIs. Rich Becker is hot, too, with a .394 average, four homers and 21 RBIs in his last 17 games. Paul Molitor has 26 RBIs in his last 19 games. The offense begins with Chuck Knoblauch, the All-Star second baseman, who has scored 46 runs in his past 32 games. The Twins still have only one player in double digits in home runs (Dave Hollins, 11). They have 77 homers as a team; only Kansas City has fewer. And their pitching has been poor; the Twins staff has a 5.93 ERA since the break, allowing 184 hits and 35 homers. The team has given up 152 homers, second most in the league.

Pub Date: 7/30/96

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