Twins to take on Indians on the road
Cleveland; Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT
LINE: Indians -139; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Both Minnesota and Cleveland are looking to win the series with a victory.
The Indians are 43-26 against teams from the AL Central. The Cleveland pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 3.74. Shane Bieber leads the team with a 3.17 ERA.
The Twins are 40-22 against the rest of their division. Minnesota ranks fourth in the majors in hitting with a .270 batting average, Jorge Polanco leads the club with an average of .303. The Twins won the last meeting 9-5. Brusdar Graterol earned his first victory and Miguel Sano went 1-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs for Minnesota. Oliver Perez registered his third loss for Cleveland.
LAST 10 GAMES: Indians: 6-4, .243 batting average, 3.66 ERA, outscored opponents by eight runs
Twins: 5-5, .216 batting average, 4.25 ERA, outscored by seven runs
Indians Injuries: Danny Salazar: (groin), Jefry Rodriguez: (shoulder), Tyler Olson: (undisclosed), Corey Kluber: (arm), Brad Hand: (arm), A.J. Cole: (shoulder), Cody Anderson: (elbow), Tyler Naquin: (knee), Jose Ramirez: (wrist), Christian Arroyo: (forearm).