Minnesota Twins (31-23, 1st in AL Central) vs Toronto Blue Jays (30-21, 3rd in AL East)
Toronto; Saturday, 3:07 p.m. EDT
Pitching Prospects: Twins: Dylan Bundy (3-2, 4.76 ERA, 1.31 whips, 34 strikeouts); Blue Jays: Jose Berios (3-2, 5.62 ERA, 1.51 WHIP, 36 strikeouts)
fanduel sportsbook Line: Blue Jays-168, Twins +144; over/under 9 runs
Bottom line: The Minnesota Twins lead 1-0 in the three-match series against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Toronto has a 17–9 record in home games and a 30–21 record overall. The Blue Jays hitters have a collective .312 on-base percentage, which ranks seventh in the AL.
Minnesota holds a 31-23 record on the overall and a 14-12 record on the road. The Twins have the batting average of the third-placed team in the AL at .245.
Saturday’s game is the second time these teams have matched this season.
Top Performer: George Springer has nine doubles, two triples, 10 home runs and 27 RBIs for the Blue Jays. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is 8-for-37 in the last 10 games with two doubles, four home runs and six RBIs.
Gio Ursella has six doubles and five home runs for the Twins. Jose Miranda is 6-for-18 with one double and three home runs in the last 10 matches.
Last 10 games: Blue Jays: 8-2, .271 batting average, 4.50 ERA, beat opponents by 13 runs
Twins: 4-6, .256 batting average, 4.19 ERA, beat opponents by two runs
Injuries: Blue Jays: Hyun-Jin Ryu: 15-Day IL (Forearm), Tim Myeza: 15-Day IL (Forearm), Tyler Saucedo: 10-Day IL (Hip), Nate Pearson: 10-Day IL (Mono)
Twins: Sonny Grey: 15-day IL (pectoral), Carlos Correa: 10-day IL (Covid-19), Royce Lewis: 10-day IL (knee), Danny Coulombe: 15-day IL (hip), Gilberto Celestino : 10-day IL (Covid-19), Joe Ryan: 10-day IL (Covid-19), Cody Stashak: 15-day IL (shoulder), Josh Winder: 15-day IL (shoulder), Miguel Sano: 60 -Day IL (knee), Chris Paddack: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jhon Romero: 60-Day IL (biceps), Jorge Alcala: 60-Day IL (elbow), Randy Dobnak: 60-Day IL (Finger) , canta maeda: 60-day IL (elbow)