Pitching Prospects: Guardian: Aaron Sivale (1-2, 9.45 ERA, 1.70 whip, 22 strikes); Twins: Sonny Gray (0-1, 3.48 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, 12 strikeouts)
fanduel sportsbook Line: Twin-164, Guardian +140; over/under is 8 runs
Bottom line: The Minnesota Twins host the Cleveland Guardians who are looking to end their three-game home losing streak.
Minnesota has an 11–7 record in home games and an 18–14 record overall. The Twins have scored a total of 30 home runs to finish sixth in the AL.
Cleveland has a 15-15 record overall and a 7-5 record at home. The Guardians have a 15-4 record in games when they have more hits than their opponents.
Friday’s game is the first time these teams are hitting boundaries this season.
Top Performer: Byron Buxton has nine home runs, four walks and 17 RBIs, with .256 hits for the Twins. Jorge Polanco is 12-for-35 in the last 10 games with three doubles, one home run and seven RBIs.
Jose Ramirez has eight doubles, two triples and seven home runs for the Guardians. Josh Naylor is 12-for-31 in the last 10 matches with two doubles and three home runs.
Last 10 games: Twins: 5-5, .241 batting average, 3.89 ERA, 16 runs outscore
Guardians: 7-3, .265 batting average, 4.01 ERA, dismissed opponents by nine runs
Injuries: Twins: Chris Paddack: 60-day IL (elbow), Danny Coulombe: 15-day IL (left hip), John Romero: 60-day IL (biceps), Carlos Correa: 10-day IL (finger), Trevor Larnach: 10-day IL (groin), Dylan Bundy: 10-day IL (Covid-19), Kyle Garlick: 10-day IL (calf), Miguel Sano: 10-day IL (knee), Bailey Ober: 10- DE IL (groin), Jorge Alcala: 60-day IL (elbow), Randy Dobnak: 60-day IL (finger), Kenta Maeda: 60-day IL (elbow)
Parent: Yu Chang: 10-Day IL (Covid-19), James Karinchak: 10-Day IL (Shoulder), Carlos Vargas: 60-Day IL (Unknown), Cody Morris: 60-Day IL (Shoulder)