Twins and Guardians meet, winner claims 3-game series
Cleveland Guardians (16-16, third in the AL Central) vs. Minnesota Twins (19-15, first in the AL Central)
Minneapolis; Sunday, 2:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Guardians: Triston McKenzie (2-2, 2.76 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, 30 strikeouts); Twins: Joe Ryan (3-2, 2.56 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, 31 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Twins -148, Guardians +124; over/under is 7 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Guardians meet on Sunday with the winner claiming the three-game series.
Minnesota is 12-8 at home and 19-15 overall. The Twins have the fourth-ranked team batting average in the AL at .240.
Cleveland is 16-16 overall and 7-5 at home. The Guardians have a 14-3 record in games when they record eight or more hits.
The matchup Sunday is the third time these teams meet this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Byron Buxton leads the Twins with 15 extra base hits (five doubles and 10 home runs). Jorge Polanco is 12-for-35 with three doubles, two home runs and six RBI over the past 10 games.
Owen Miller has a .311 batting average to rank fifth on the Guardians, and has 11 doubles and three home runs. Franmil Reyes is 13-for-33 with a home run and four RBI over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Twins: 4-6, .255 batting average, 4.35 ERA, outscored by 19 runs
Guardians: 6-4, .257 batting average, 4.89 ERA, even run differential
INJURIES: Twins: Miguel Sano: 60-Day IL (knee), Chris Paddack: 60-Day IL (elbow), Danny Coulombe: 15-Day IL (left hip), Jhon 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), Bailey Ober: 10-Day IL (groin), Jorge Alcala: 60-Day IL (elbow), Randy Dobnak: 60-Day IL (finger), Kenta Maeda: 60-Day IL (elbow)
Guardians: Josh Naylor: 10-Day IL (covid-19), James Karinchak: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Carlos Vargas: 60-Day IL (undisclosed), Cody Morris: 60-Day IL (shoulder)