Cleveland Indians to visit the Minnesota Twins
Minneapolis; Sunday, 2 p.m. EDT
LINE: Twins favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Either Cleveland or Minnesota will take home a series victory with a win.
The Twins are 28-15 against the rest of their division. Minnesota ranks fourth in the majors in hitting with a .270 batting average, Jorge Polanco leads the team with an average of .298.
The Indians have gone 33-20 against division opponents. The Cleveland pitching staff owns a combined team ERA of 3.70, Shane Bieber leads the staff with a mark of 3.28. The Twins won the last meeting 4-1. Jake Odorizzi earned his 13th victory and Marwin Gonzalez went 2-for-3 with a home run and an RBI for Minnesota. Adam Plutko took his third loss for Cleveland.
LAST 10 GAMES: Twins: 5-5, .269 batting average, 5.19 ERA, outscored opponents by two runs
Indians: 7-3, .262 batting average, 2.63 ERA, outscored opponents by 15 runs
Indians Injuries: Danny Salazar: (groin), Jefry Rodriguez: (shoulder), Dan Otero: (shoulder), Tyler Olson: (undisclosed), Corey Kluber: (arm), A.J. Cole: (shoulder), Carlos Carrasco: (leukemia), Cody Anderson: (elbow), Bradley Zimmer: (shoulder), Jordan Luplow: (hamstring), Christian Arroyo: (forearm).