Perez expected to start as Minnesota hosts New York
Minneapolis; Wednesday, 1 p.m. EDT
LINE: Twins favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 10 1/2 runs
The Twins are 28-16 in home games. Minnesota has slugged .493, the best mark in the American League. Nelson Cruz leads the team with a .540 slugging percentage, including 33 extra-base hits and 17 home runs.
The Mets have gone 20-32 away from home. New York has a team on-base percentage of .323, led by Jeff McNeil with a mark of .404. The Mets won the last meeting 3-2. Luis Avilan recorded his second victory and Michael Conforto went 4-for-4 with an RBI for New York. Michael Pineda took his fifth loss for Minnesota.
Pete Alonso leads the Mets with 53 extra base hits and is slugging .612. Conforto is 9-for-33 with two doubles, a home run and seven RBIs over the last 10 games for New York.
LAST 10 GAMES: Twins: 5-5, .275 batting average, 3.72 ERA, outscored opponents by seven runs
Mets: 6-4, .260 batting average, 4.65 ERA, outscored by five runs