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AMERICAN LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES: ANGELS VS. MINNESOTA

Game 1 at a Glance

October 08, 2002|Bill Shaikin

TONIGHT

ANGELS' KEVIN APPIER

(0-0, 5.40 ERA in playoffs)

vs.

TWINS' JOE MAYS

(0-1, 14.73 ERA in playoffs)

Metrodome, Minneapolis, 5:15 PDT

TV--Channel 11.

Radio--KLAC (570), KSPN (1110), XPRS (1090).

Update--Appier received no decision in the first round, holding the Yankees to three runs in five innings of Game 2. He went 0-2 with a 4.38 earned-run average against the Twins this season. In six career starts at the Metrodome, he is 4-1 with a 2.34 ERA. He loves to face David Ortiz (.125) and Corey Koskie (.250) and hates to face Jacque Jones (.556) and A.J. Pierzynski (.500). In the first round of the playoffs, Oakland battered Mays for six runs and nine hits in 3 2/3 innings. Mays did not face the Angels this season, but he pitched a five-hit shutout against them last season. In four career games against the Angels, he is 1-3 with a 3.42 ERA. He loves to face Adam Kennedy (.167) and David Eckstein (0 for 4) and hates to face Darin Erstad (.462) and Troy Glaus (.333)

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