Series: Game 1 of 3

LA Dodgers leads 1-0 (as of 6/10)

Game 1: Friday, June 10
LA Dodgers6
Game 2: Saturday, June 11
LA Dodgers3
Game 3: Sunday, June 12
LA Dodgers4

Twins 5

(35-24, 17-13 away)

Dodgers 6

(32-28, 18-16 home)

    10:40 PM ET, June 10, 2005

    Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California 

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    MIN 122000000 5 9 3
    LA 400001001 6 9 0

    W: E. Gagne (1-0)

    L: T. Mulholland (0-2)

    Twins, Dodgers meet for first time since 1965 World Series

    Minnesota (35-23) at La Dodgers (31-28), 10:40 pm EDT

    LOS ANGELES (Ticker) - The Minnesota Twins and Los Angeles Dodgers mark the 40th anniversary of their last meeting when they open a three-game interleague series at Dodger Stadium on Friday.

    The last time the two teams played here was Game Five of the 1965 World Series when Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax tossed a four-hit shutout to give the Dodgers a 3-2 series lead. Koufax would throw a three-hitter just three days later in Game Seven at Minnesota to give Los Angeles a 2-0 victory and the title.

    While he will not make anyone forget Koufax, Brad Penny (3-2, 3.67 ERA) has allowed two or fewer runs in five of his nine starts for the Dodgers this year.

    He earned the win in a 10-6 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday despite giving up five runs and 11 hits in 5 1/3 innings. Penny is 2-1 with a 3.06 ERA at home.

    Los Angeles has won four of its last five games, including a 3-1 triumph over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday. Jason Grabowski hit a two-run homer and Jeff Weaver threw seven strong innings to defeat his former team.

    The Twins won the first two games of a three-game set with the Arizona Diamondbacks before dropping the finale Thursday, 4-3. Justin Morneau and Jacque Jones both homered but Minnesota was unable to erase an early 4-0 deficit.

    Winless in his last three starts, Joe Mays (3-2, 3.59) gets the call for the Twins. Mays has lasted at least 6 1/3 innings in each of his last six starts and gave up two earned runs in 7 1/3 frames in a 4-3 loss to the New York Yankees on Saturday.

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    Gameday Matchup

     MinnesotaLos Angeles
    Current StreakW3L1
    Last 105-54-6

    Pitching Matchup

    MinnesotaLos Angeles
    J. Mays
    6-10, 5.65 ERA

    Last Game:
    9/29 at MIN
    5.0 IP, 5 ER
    Dec = ND
    B. Penny
    7-9, 3.90 ERA

    Last Game:
    9/21 at ARI
    0.2 IP, 0 ER
    Dec = ND

    Gameday Lineups

    NO.MinnesotaLos Angeles
    1. S. Stewart, LF C. Izturis, SS
    2. L. Rodriguez, 2B H. Choi, 1B
    3. J. Mauer, C J. Drew, CF
    4. T. Hunter, CF J. Kent, 2B
    5. J. Jones, RF J. Werth, LF
    6. J. Morneau, 1B A. Perez, 3B
    7. M. Cuddyer, 3B J. Grabowski, LF
    8. J. Castro, SS J. Phillips, C
    9. J. Mays, P B. Penny, P