Without Longtime Twins, Rays Hope For Another Sweep

Rays manager Joe Maddon quipped he doesn’t know many players on the rebuilding Twins now that longtime star 1B Justin Morneau was traded to the Pirates, and C Joe Mauer is out battling concussionlike symptoms.

The Twins entered Thursday ranked next-to-last in the American League in both runs scored (565) and ERA (4.37).

The Rays swept a four-game series at the Trop in mid July, with the overall series tied 60-60. The Twins lead 34-27 in Minneapolis.

Source: Joe Smith, Tampa Bay Times