Minnesota faces Houston, aims to build on Odorizzi’s strong performance
Minneapolis; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Astros favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Either Houston or Minnesota will take home a series victory with a win.
The Twins are 9-4 in home games. Minnesota has hit 50 home runs this season, third in the league. Eddie Rosario leads the team with 11, averaging one every 9.2 at-bats.
The Astros are 7-9 in road games. Houston’s team on-base percentage of .342 is fifth in the majors. Alex Bregman leads the team with an OBP of .414. The Twins won the last meeting 1-0. Jake Odorizzi earned his third victory and Ehire Adrianza went 1-for-1 with a home run and an RBI for Minnesota. Justin Verlander registered his first loss for Houston.
TOP PERFORMERS: Rosario leads the Twins with 11 home runs and is batting .248. Mitch Garver is 13-for-36 with three doubles, five home runs and eight RBIs over the last 10 games for Minnesota.
LAST 10 GAMES: Twins: 8-2, .257 batting average, 3.78 ERA, outscored opponents by 19 runs
Astros: 4-6, .257 batting average, 4.50 ERA, outscored opponents by one run