Gibson expected to start as Twins host the Rangers
Minneapolis; Sunday, 2 p.m. EDT
The Twins are 28-14 on their home turf. The Minnesota offense has compiled a .273 batting average as a team this season, good for first in the majors. Jorge Polanco leads the team with an average of .316.
The Rangers are 18-25 on the road. Texas is hitting a collective .254 this season, led by Elvis Andrus with an average of .307. The Twins won the last meeting 7-4. Michael Pineda earned his sixth victory and Jason Castro went 2-for-3 with a double and three RBIs for Minnesota. Jesse Chavez took his fourth loss for Texas.
Andrus leads the Rangers with 99 hits and has 45 RBIs. Rougned Odor is 9-for-28 with three doubles, a triple, two home runs and eight RBIs over the last 10 games for Texas.
LAST 10 GAMES: Twins: 5-5, .274 batting average, 4.04 ERA, outscored opponents by nine runs
Rangers: 4-6, .223 batting average, 5.23 ERA, outscored by 12 runs
Rangers Injuries: Edinson Volquez: 60-day IL (elbow), Jeffrey Springs: 60-day IL (biceps), Yohander Mendez: 60-day IL (elbow), Taylor Hearn: 60-day IL (elbow), Luke Farrell: 60-day IL (jaw), Kyle Dowdy: 10-day IL (elbow), Hunter Pence: 10-day IL (groin), Scott Heineman: 60-day IL (shoulder), Isiah Kiner-Falefa: 10-day IL (finger).