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Minnesota opens 2019 season against Cleveland

March 27, 2019

Cleveland Indians (91-71, first in the AL Central in 2018) vs. Minnesota Twins (78-84, second in the AL Central in 2018)

Minneapolis; Thursday, 4 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Indians: Corey Kluber (0-0, 0.00 ERA) Twins: José Berríos (0-0, 0.00 ERA)

BOTTOM LINE: Cleveland visits Minnesota on opening day.

The Twins finished 49-32 in home games in 2018. Minnesota pitchers had a WHIP of 1.38 last season while striking out 8.5 hitters per game.

The Indians went 49-27 in division play in 2018. Cleveland hit .259 as a team with 3.3 extra base hits per game and 19 total triples last year. The Indians won the season series 10-9 in 2018.

Twins Injuries: Gabriel Moya: day-to-day (shoulder tightness), Miguel Sano: day-to-day (heel).

Indians Injuries: Bradley Zimmer: day-to-day (shoulder), Jose Ramirez: day-to-day (left knee contusion), Francisco Lindor: day-to-day (right calf strain), Jason Kipnis: day-to-day (right calf strain).

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