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2018 Spring Training Game Thread Nos. 28/29: Houston Astros vs Minnesota Twins, Washington Nationals

The Astros will make their final split squad appearance of the spring, with Trent Thornton starting against the Twins and Gerrit Cole making what appears to be his final spring tune-up start against the Nats.

MLB: Spring Training-Atlanta Braves at Houston Astros
Gerrit Cole will make his final spring tune up start against Bryce Harper and the Nationals.
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Game 1

Houston Astros (17-8-2) vs. Minnesota Twins (12-13), March 23, 2018, 12:05 PM CT


Radio: KBME 790 AM,, TIBN (MIN)

Online: Radio,

Twins SBNation Blog: Twinkie Town

Pitching Matchup:

RHP Trent Thornton (2017 AA/AAA Combined Stats: 9-6, 5.21 ERA, 1.41 WHIP) vs. RHP Lance Lynn (2017 Stats: 11-8, 3.43 ERA, 1.23 WHIP)

Today’s Lineups:

Game 2

Houston Astros (17-8-2) vs. Washington Nationals (11-14), March 23, 2018, 5:05 PM CT


Radio: KBME 790 AM,, 106.7 The Fan (WAS)

Online: Radio,

Nationals SBNation Blog: Federal Baseball

Pitching Matchup:

RHP Gerrit Cole (2017 Stats: 12-12, 4.26 ERA, 1.25 WHIP) vs. RHP A.J. Cole (2017 Stats: 3-5, 3.81 ERA, 1.50 WHIP)

Today’s Lineups:

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