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    Two of the league’s best hitters go head-to-head when the Minnesota Twins (67-61) and the Boston Red Sox (62-68) play at 7:40 PM ET on Wednesday at Target Field. Luis Arraez has a .319 batting average (fourth in MLB) for the favored Twins (-125), and Xander Bogaerts ranks ninth in MLB play batting .306 this season for the underdog Red Sox (+105). Minnesota’s Joe Ryan gets the start against Boston’s Michael Wacha.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Twins vs. Red Sox

    • Game Day: Wednesday, August 31, 2022
    • Game Time: 7:40 PM ET
    • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • Stadium: Target Field
    Twins vs Red Sox Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Twins -125 8

    Twins Stats & Trends

    Twins Batting

    • The Twins average 1.2 home runs per game to rank 10th in MLB action with 152 total home runs.
    • The Twins have the 11th-ranked batting average in the majors (.249).
    • The Twins’ .320 on-base percentage is eighth-best in baseball.
    • The Twins strike out 8.2 times per game to rank 11th in the league.
    • The Twins have hit 79 home runs at home this season (1.2 per game).
    • The Twins have a .412 slugging percentage and are averaging 2.9 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • At home this season the team averages 8.3 hits per game and is batting .251.

    Twins Key Batters

    • Arraez has an OPS of .809, fueled by an OBP of .385 to go with a slugging percentage of .424. All three of those stats rank first among Minnesota hitters this season.
    • Among qualifying hitters in the majors, Arraez ranks fourth in batting average, seventh in on-base percentage, and 69th in slugging.
    • Arraez hopes to build on a three-game hitting streak in this matchup. In his last five games he is hitting .200 with two walks and two RBI.
    • Jorge Polanco has 16 doubles, 16 home runs and 64 walks while batting .235.
    • Among qualifying batters, Polanco is 116th in batting average, 44th in on-base percentage and 88th in slugging percentage.
    • Carlos Correa leads Minnesota with 108 hits. He is batting .274 this season and 32 of his hits have gone for extra bases.
    • Gio Urshela has 11 home runs, 53 RBI and a batting average of .268 this season.
    • Urshela enters this matchup on a four-game hitting streak. In his last five games he is hitting .235 with three doubles, four walks and four RBI.

    Red Sox Stats & Trends

    Red Sox Batting

    • The Red Sox have hit 122 homers this season, which ranks 20th in the league.
    • The Red Sox rank sixth in MLB with a .257 team batting average.
    • The Red Sox have the 12th-ranked on-base percentage in MLB this season (.316).
    • The Red Sox rank 18th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.5 whiffs per contest.
    • They have averaged 0.8 home runs per game in their 65 road contests this season.
    • In 65 road games this season, they’re slugging .379 with 195 hits going for extra bases.
    • In away games this season, they’re batting .247 with 8.6 base hits per contest.

    Red Sox Key Batters

    • Rafael Devers has racked up 130 hits, a team-high for the Red Sox.
    • Including all the qualified hitters in the big leagues, Devers’ batting average ranks 21st, his on-base percentage ranks 39th, and he is eighth in slugging.
    • Bogaerts paces his team with a .374 on-base percentage, and has a club-high .451 slugging percentage.
    • Bogaerts is currently ninth in batting average, 11th in on-base percentage and 49th in slugging percentage among all qualifying batters.
    • Alex Verdugo is batting .284 with 34 doubles, a triple, seven home runs and 31 walks.
    • Tommy Pham is hitting .251 with 19 doubles, a triple, 15 home runs and 47 walks.

    Twins vs. Red Sox Probable Pitchers

    Ryan Wacha
    21 GS 16
    10-6 W-L 9-1
    3.65 ERA 2.53
    113.1 IP 89.0
    34 BB 25
    113 SO 69

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