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LAD@LAA: Blanton holds Dodgers scoreless over six

Already riding their longest winning streak of the season, the Angels travel to Minneapolis on Monday looking to continue their winning ways against the Twins on Jackie Robinson Day.

The two teams join all Major League teams by honoring Robinson before and during Monday's game at Target Field.

In 1997, under the direction of Commissioner Bud Selig, Robinson's No. 42 was retired across all of Major League Baseball in an unprecedented tribute.

The Halos took two of three against the Astros in Anaheim to snap a five-game losing streak.

"The way we were playing is in the past," Angels third baseman Luis Jimenez said. "Today is a new day and we are going to keep going forward from right here, right now. We are going to keep going hard and trying to keep winning."

The Twins, who were washed out Sunday, send right-hander Kevin Correia to the mound. The veteran right-hander had a five-hit shutout through seven innings in his last outing before winding up a tough-luck loser when the Royals got him for three runs in the eighth.

"He was of a mind to finish the ballgame, but it just didn't work out," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said afterward. "It was a heck of an effort."

Angels: Blanton searching for win
• Right-hander Joe Blanton takes the mound Monday in search of his first win with the Angels. He allowed six earned runs in five-plus innings in his last outing while struggling with his changeup. He's 5-4 with a 3.96 ERA in nine career games against the Twins, but earned a complete-game win in his lone start at Target Field.

• The Angels are hitting .136 with runners in scoring position.

Twins: Arcia reportedly set to debut
• Prospect Oswaldo Arcia, the club's fifth-ranked prospect according to, is expected to be called up prior to Monday's game, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Arcia, 21, hit .414 with three home runs in nine games at Triple-A Rochester.

He'll replace outfielder Wilkin Ramirez, who was placed on the paternity list Sunday and will be away from the team for three days.

• Right-handers Mike Pelfrey and Vance Worley will follow Correia in the rotation before Thursday's scheduled off-day.

Worth noting
• The Angels have won five of their last six and 11 of their last 15 games against the Twins.

• Mike Scioscia and Gardenhire are the American League's two longest-tenured managers.

• Correia has thrown only one-third of an inning against the Angels in his career, on June 21, 2006.

• Twins catcher Joe Mauer is a .318 career hitter (7-for-22) against Blanton. Comments