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Angels-Twins Pregame Notes, July 5

Brandon Warne



It’s steamy with nary a cloud in sight as the Minnesota Twins look to complete a three-game sweep at home against the Los Angeles Angels. A pair of righties will tangle as recently-named All-Star Ervin Santana takes on Parker Bridwell. More on that in a bit.


Miguel Sano got ready for his upcoming trip to Miami for the All-Star Game and Home Run Derby by putting a number of balls -- at least three which I saw -- into section 332 during pre-game BP. That’s not a misprint -- he hit them to the 300 level, and not anywhere close to the foul pole. Those are some mammoth blasts.


Related: He’ll face Mike Moustakas in the first round of the derby next week.



Brian Dozier is back in the lineup after missing a pair of games with back issues. He’s leading off and playing second base, and said he was feeling a lot better as he made his way through the clubhouse after taking some early hitting. “We saw a lot of improvement yesterday, I know he went through a lot of treatment just to make sure he did everything he could to get that back as loose as possible,” said manager Paul Molitor of Dozier. “He took some swings and did some pregame work, so he should be fine.


Here’s how the Twins will attack Bridwell:



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