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    Luis Arraez leads the Minnesota Twins (68-67) into a matchup with Andres Gimenez and the Cleveland Guardians (70-65) on Friday at 8:10 PM ET at Target Field. Arraez is hitting .314, the fifth-best batting average in the majors, for the favored Twins (-114), and Gimenez is eighth in MLB play with a .305 batting average this season for the underdog Guardians (-105). Minnesota has Dylan Bundy starting, and Cleveland will send out Cal Quantrill.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Twins vs. Guardians

    • Game Day: Friday, September 9, 2022
    • Game Time: 8:10 PM ET
    • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • Stadium: Target Field
    Twins vs Guardians Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Twins -114 8

    Twins Stats & Trends

    Twins Batting

    • The Twins average 1.2 home runs per game to rank 12th in MLB action with 157 total home runs .
    • The Twins are 12th in MLB with a .248 batting average.
    • The Twins’ .318 on-base percentage is 10th-best in baseball.
    • The Twins’ 8.3 strikeouts per game rank 11th in the league.
    • The Twins average 1.2 homers per game when playing at home this season (80 total in home outings).
    • The Twins have a .412 slugging percentage and are averaging 2.9 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • At home this season the club averages 8.3 hits per game and is batting .251.

    Twins Key Batters

    • Arraez leads Minnesota with an OBP of .377, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .423.
    • Among all qualifying hitters in baseball, Arraez is fifth in batting average, 10th in on-base percentage, and 66th in slugging.
    • Arraez will look for his third straight game with a hit in this contest. During his last five outings he is hitting .217 with a double and a walk.
    • Carlos Correa has 115 hits, which is best among Minnesota batters this season. He’s batting .271 with 37 extra-base hits.
    • Among qualified hitters, Correa’s batting average ranks him 42nd, his on-base percentage 29th, and his slugging percentage 51st.
    • Correa enters this matchup looking to extend his five-game hit streak. In his last five games he is batting .318 with two doubles, three home runs, a walk and five RBI.
    • Gio Urshela has collected 107 base hits, an OBP of .309 and a slugging percentage of .414 this season.
    • Urshela enters this game with two games in a row with at least one hit. In his last five games he is batting .190 with a double and a walk.
    • Max Kepler is batting .231 with a .323 OBP and 43 RBI for Minnesota this season.

    Guardians Stats & Trends

    Guardians Batting

    • The Guardians rank 29th in Major League Baseball with just 102 home runs as a team.
    • The Guardians’ .250 batting average ranks 11th in the league this season.
    • The Guardians have an OBP of .311 this season, which ranks 19th in MLB.
    • The Guardians are the best at avoiding strikeouts in MLB this season with only 928 as a team.
    • They have averaged 0.9 home runs per game in their 72 road contests this season.
    • They have a team slugging percentage of .394 in away games this season with 213 extra-base hits.
    • In 72 road games this season, they have a batting average of .253 while averaging 8.9 base hits per contest.

    Guardians Key Batters

    • Jose Ramirez has accumulated 139 hits, a team-high for the Guardians.
    • Including all the qualifying hitters in MLB, Ramirez’s batting average ranks 32nd, his on-base percentage ranks 34th, and he is 10th in slugging.
    • Steven Kwan has 21 doubles, five triples, three home runs and 51 walks while batting .289.
    • Kwan is currently 19th in batting average, 18th in on-base percentage and 117th in slugging percentage among all qualifying batters.
    • Amed Rosario has racked up a slugging percentage of .391, a team-best for the Guardians.
    • Gimenez has a .372 OBP to lead his team.

    Twins vs. Guardians Probable Pitchers

    Bundy Quantrill
    24 GS 26
    8-6 W-L 11-5
    4.34 ERA 3.55
    118.1 IP 152.0
    25 BB 42
    84 SO 101

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