Los Angeles has scored at least five runs in seven of its last eight games, and almost everybody in a halo cap had a big hit in the opener of an 11-game homestand. According to Baseball Savant, current Angels hitters are batting an impressive.319 off of Gibson in 91 at-bats, but the Twins' right-hander has been much more stingy on the mound since the second half of last season. Wilson's sac fly scored pinch-runner Max Kepler to cap the three-run ninth.
The Angels now sit atop the AL West division standings with a 23-14 overall record - just a few percentage points better than the second-place Houston Astros.
Los Angeles ended Colorado's six-game winning streak with an 8-0 win on Wednesday afternoon. Lohse's best year came in 2012 when he finished seventh in NL Cy Young Award balloting, going 16-3 with a 2.86 ERA for the Cardinals.
The Twins are 9-4 in their last 13 Friday games, 1-4 in Lynns last 5 starts on grass and 1-5 in Lynns last 6 starts. This will be Skaggs' first career game against the Twins.
Berrios gave up a two-run homer in the first inning of his most recent start, the eighth straight inning he allowed at least one run, but bounced back and allowed two runs over the next five innings to earn the win in a 6-4 victory against the Chicago White Sox. The Twins are 19-39 in the last 58 meetings in Los Angeles, 10-4 in the last 14 meetings and the over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Los Angeles. Angels third baseman Zack Cozart replaced Ian Kinsler in the leadoff spot and went 2-for-4 with a double and home run.