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Indians, streaking Rosario set for matchup with Twins

June 27, 2021 GMT

Cleveland Indians (41-32, second in the AL Central) vs. Minnesota Twins (32-43, fifth in the AL Central)

Minneapolis; Sunday, 2:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Indians: Sam Hentges (1-1, 6.40 ERA, 1.89 WHIP, 37 strikeouts) Twins: J.A. Happ (3-3, 6.09 ERA, 1.49 WHIP, 48 strikeouts)

BOTTOM LINE: Minnesota and Cleveland will play on Sunday.

The Twins are 13-16 against opponents from the AL Central. Minnesota has hit 108 home runs this season, third in the American League. Nelson Cruz leads the club with 16, averaging one every 14.4 at-bats.

The Indians are 22-13 against the rest of their division. Cleveland is slugging .389 as a unit. Jose Ramirez leads the team with a slugging percentage of .520.

The Twins won the last meeting 8-7. Griffin Jax recorded his first victory and Luis Arraez went 3-for-4 with a double, two triples and three RBIs for Minnesota. Nick Wittgren took his second loss for Cleveland.

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TOP PERFORMERS: Jorge Polanco leads the Twins with 27 extra base hits and is batting .254.

Ramirez leads the Indians with 67 hits and is batting .262.

LAST 10 GAMES: Twins: 6-4, .263 batting average, 4.30 ERA, outscored by four runs

Indians: 6-4, .239 batting average, 4.71 ERA, outscored opponents by 10 runs

INJURIES: Twins: Cody Stashak: (back), Devin Smeltzer: (elbow), Michael Pineda: (elbow), Luke Farrell: (oblique), Randy Dobnak: (finger), Edwar Colina: (elbow), Rob Refsnyder: (hamstring), Kyle Garlick: (hernia), Jake Cave: (back), Byron Buxton: (hand), Mitch Garver: (groin).

Indians: Zach Plesac: (thumb), Cam Hill: (wrist), Aaron Civale: (finger), Shane Bieber: (shoulder), Jordan Luplow: (ankle), Franmil Reyes: (side), Roberto Perez: (finger).

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