Twins vs. Rays: Hendriks looks to move ahead of Swarzak in rotation battle

Liam Hendriks can take a huge step tonight in solidifying his place in the Twins starting rotation with a win over the Tampa Bay Rays. Hendrics is battling Anthony Swarzak for Scott Baker’s spot. Swarzak laid an egg last night, blowing a 4-0 lead in the Twins’ 7-6 loss to the Yankees.
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Liam Hendriks can take a huge step tonight in solidifying his place in the Twins starting rotation with a win over the Tampa Bay Rays. Hendriks is battling Anthony Swarzak for Scott Baker’s spot. Swarzak laid an egg last night, blowing a 4-0 lead in the Twins’ 7-6 loss to the Yankees.

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