Twins aim for series sweep over Baltimore
Baltimore; Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT
LINE: Twins favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Minnesota can secure a series sweep over Baltimore with a win.
The Orioles are 1-8 on their home turf. Baltimore is hitting a collective batting average of .239 this season, led by Trey Mancini with an average of .345.
The Twins are 6-3 on the road. The Minnesota offense has compiled a .275 batting average as a team this season, good for first in the majors. Jorge Polanco leads the team with a mark of .369. The Twins won the last meeting 16-7. Martin Perez secured his second victory and Mitch Garver went 3-for-6 with a double, two home runs and five RBIs for Minnesota. Alex Cobb took his first loss for Baltimore.
TOP PERFORMERS: Mancini leads the Orioles with 15 extra base hits and is batting .345. Dwight Smith Jr. is 11-for-38 with four doubles, four home runs and 11 RBIs over the last 10 games for Baltimore.
LAST 10 GAMES: Orioles: 3-7, .242 batting average, 6.34 ERA, outscored by 16 runs
Twins: 6-4, .290 batting average, 5.56 ERA, outscored opponents by 13 runs