Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Morgan, Gibson both looking to get on track

Two struggling pitchers hope to get on track Wednesday night at Target Field.
Phillies left-hander Adam Morgan faces Twins right-hander Kyle Gibson in the second game of a three-game series.
Morgan joined the Phillies' rotation in April when Charlie Morton suffered a season-ending injury. He allowed six earned runs in 12 1/3 innings in starts earlier this month against the Cubs and Nationals before allowing seven runs (four earned runs) in just 4 1/3 innings Friday against the D-backs.
Gibson hopes to build on Thursday's start against the Yankees, when he allowed three runs in 6 1/3 innings.
Things to know about this game
• Look for Peter Bourjos to start again for the Phillies in right field. Phillies manager Pete Mackanin is trying to play the hot hand, and Bourjos has been the Phillies' hottest hitter for more than a week.
• The Twins are 9-7 all-time against the Phillies.
• Twins first baseman Joe Mauer has hit safely in 12 of 13 games against the Phillies.

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