Red Sox aim to stop road skid, take on the Twins

August 31, 2022 GMT

Boston Red Sox (62-68, fifth in the AL East) vs. Minnesota Twins (67-61, second in the AL Central)

Minneapolis; Wednesday, 7:40 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Red Sox: Michael Wacha (9-1, 2.53 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, 69 strikeouts); Twins: Joe Ryan (10-6, 3.65 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 113 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Twins -137, Red Sox +115; over/under is 8 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Boston Red Sox will aim to stop their three-game road slide in a matchup against the Minnesota Twins.

Minnesota is 67-61 overall and 40-28 in home games. The Twins have the third-ranked team on-base percentage in the AL at .320.

Boston has a 62-68 record overall and a 31-34 record in road games. The Red Sox are 44-15 in games when they have more hits than their opponents.

Wednesday’s game is the seventh time these teams meet this season. The Twins hold a 4-2 advantage in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Luis Arraez has 23 doubles, a triple and seven home runs while hitting .319 for the Twins. Gary Sanchez is 4-for-21 with a double and two home runs over the past 10 games.

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Xander Bogaerts has 33 doubles, 11 home runs and 55 RBI while hitting .306 for the Red Sox. Alex Verdugo is 12-for-41 with four doubles and a triple over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Twins: 5-5, .229 batting average, 3.68 ERA, outscored opponents by seven runs

Red Sox: 3-7, .294 batting average, 5.56 ERA, outscored by 19 runs

INJURIES: Twins: Jorge Polanco: day-to-day (knee), Cole Sands: 15-Day IL (arm), Byron Buxton: 10-Day IL (hip), Alex Kirilloff: 60-Day IL (wrist), Tyler Mahle: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Miguel Sano: 60-Day IL (knee), Bailey Ober: 60-Day IL (groin), Danny Coulombe: 60-Day IL (hip), Ryan Jeffers: 10-Day IL (thumb), Trevor Larnach: 10-Day IL (core), Cody Stashak: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Royce Lewis: 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), Kenta Maeda: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Red Sox: Nathan Eovaldi: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Eric Hosmer: 10-Day IL (back), Chris Sale: 60-Day IL (finger), Tanner Houck: 15-Day IL (back), Josh Taylor: 60-Day IL (back), James Paxton: 60-Day IL (elbow)

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.