The Minnesota Twins are coming off a four-game sweep of division rival Chicago White Sox. The four-game winning streak puts the Twins just five games out of first in the AL Central, despite a 36-38 record. But now they’re traveling to Los Angeles as the next team on the Angels schedule. The Angels would be in first in the AL Central with a 41-33 record, but in the AL West they trail the Oakland A’s by five games. The Angels are coming off a sweep of their own, having just taken care of the Texas Rangers. Los Angeles Angels tickets are averaging $34.33 for the series, which is down 46 percent from the season average.
6/24 MIN Kyle Gibson at LAA C.J. Wilson | Avg. Price: $29 | Get-in Price: $5
The first game of the series is the cheapest, despite offering arguably the best pitching matchup. C.J. Wilson has posted the best strikeout numbers while with the Angels, and has kept his walks down. He’s currently tied for the team lead with seven wins. Kyle Gibson has improved a lot in his second season in the league. He leads the team in ERA and FIP, while yielding a ground ball rate of 55.8 percent. The average price of the game is $29 and the get-in is $5.
6/25 MIN Yohan Pino at LAA Garrett Richards | Avg. Price: $44 | Get-in Price: $10
Prices are the highest for the second game of the series. The average price for Angels vs Twins tickets climbs to $44 and the get-in price of $10 is the only game in double digits. Garrett Richards gets the start for the Angels, and he has easily been their best pitcher. His 2.6 WAR is the tenth best figure in the league, and his 2.54 FIP is the fourth best in the league. Richards easily has the best strikeout numbers of his career, while avoiding giving up the long ball.
6/26 MIN Ricky Nolasco at LAA Jered Weaver | Avg. Price: $30 | Get-in Price: $4
Jered Weaver gets the start in the series finale for the Angels. While he’s usually been the team’s ace, he’s been one of their worst pitchers this season. Granted that speaks a lot more to the quality of the Angels rotation, than a truly horrific year for Weaver. His 3.47 ERA is fourth on the team, but he’s earned that on a team-leading 103.2 innings pitched. The average price of the game is $30 and the get-in price is $4.
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