UPCOMING

April 16, 2002 6:03 AM
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Redemption or more misery awaits Minnesota, which will get another crack at the Cleveland Indians this week. Minnesota got off to a 5-1 start before being swept by the Tribe in a four-game series last week at Cleveland. The Twins host a three-game series beginning Friday night at the Metrodome. The first game may be the best shot for the Twins, with Cleveland playing a night game Thursday at Chicago. Minnesota had an afternoon contest at Kansas City.

The best series next week in the NL looks to be in New York when longtime rivals Atlanta and the Mets hook up for a three-game battle at Shea. The Mets took two of three last week in Atlanta, highlighted by New York’s nine-run uprising in the ninth against John Smoltz that broke up a 2-2 tie. Expect some more well-pitched games and probable UNDER results.

Another revenge series will be Tampa Bay at Detroit, with the Tigers looking to avenge losing the first three games of the season to the Devil Rays. Look for at least one Tiger win.