Twins face off against the Indians in division play
Minneapolis; Saturday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Twins -156; over/under is 9 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: AL Central opponents Minnesota and Cleveland will square off on Saturday.
The Twins are 37-21 against AL Central teams. The Minnesota offense has compiled a .272 batting average as a team this season, good for third in the American League. Nelson Cruz leads the team with a mark of .305.
The Indians are 42-23 against AL Central Division teams. The Cleveland pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 3.78. Shane Bieber leads the team with a 3.24 earned run average. The Indians won the last meeting 7-3. Brad Hand earned his fifth victory and Carlos Santana went 2-for-4 with a home run and five RBIs for Cleveland. Taylor Rogers took his third loss for Minnesota.
LAST 10 GAMES: Twins: 8-2, .288 batting average, 3.89 ERA, outscored opponents by 22 runs
Indians: 5-5, .255 batting average, 4.35 ERA, outscored opponents by three runs
Indians Injuries: Danny Salazar: (groin), Jefry Rodriguez: (shoulder), Tyler Olson: (undisclosed), Corey Kluber: (arm), A.J. Cole: (shoulder), Cody Anderson: (elbow), Tyler Naquin: (knee), Jose Ramirez: (wrist), Christian Arroyo: (forearm).