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    The Cleveland Guardians (71-65) visit the Minnesota Twins (69-68) at 7:15 PM ET on Saturday in a matchup featuring two of the league’s most consistent batters. Andres Gimenez has a batting average of .302 (10th in the majors) for the favored Guardians (-124), and Luis Arraez ranks fifth in MLB play batting .313 this season for the underdog Twins (+105). Triston McKenzie starts for Cleveland while Minnesota will counter with Chris Archer.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Guardians vs. Twins

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 10, 2022
    • Game Time: 7:15 PM ET
    • TV Channel: FOX
    • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • Stadium: Target Field
    Guardians vs Twins Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Guardians -124 7.5

    Guardians Stats & Trends

    Guardians Batting

    • The Guardians have hit the second-fewest home runs in MLB play this season (105).
    • The Guardians have the 11th-ranked batting average in the league (.251).
    • The Guardians are 20th in baseball with an on-base percentage of .311.
    • Guardians hitters strike out 6.9 times per game, the lowest average in baseball.
    • The Guardians average 0.9 home runs per game when playing on the road this season (68 total in road outings).
    • The Guardians have a .397 slugging percentage and are averaging 3.0 extra-base hits per game away from home.
    • The team averages 9.0 hits per game and is batting .255 away from home this season.

    Guardians Key Batters

    • Jose Ramirez has 140 hits, which is tops among Cleveland hitters this season, while batting .277 with 69 extra-base hits.
    • Among qualified hitters in baseball, Ramirez’s batting average ranks 32nd, his on-base percentage ranks 36th, and he is 10th in slugging.
    • Steven Kwan is hitting .288 with 21 doubles, five triples, three home runs and 51 walks.
    • Kwan ranks 21st in batting average, 19th in on-base percentage and 117th in slugging among qualifying batters.
    • Amed Rosario leads Cleveland in slugging percentage (.391) powered by 37 extra-base hits.
    • Rosario heads into this game with five games in a row with at least one hit. During his last five outings he is batting .261 with .
    • Gimenez leads Cleveland in OBP (.370) this season, fueled by 124 hits.

    Twins Stats & Trends

    Twins Batting

    • The Twins rank 12th in Major League Baseball with 159 home runs.
    • The Twins have a team batting average of .248 this season, which ranks 12th among MLB teams.
    • The Twins are among the best in the league at getting on base, ranking 10th with an OBP of .318.
    • The Twins rank 11th with an average of 8.3 strikeouts per game.
    • They’ve hit 81 homers, an average of 1.2 per game, in 70 home contests this season.
    • They have a team slugging percentage of .413 in home games this season with 205 extra-base hits.
    • In 70 home games this season, they have a batting average of .252 while averaging 8.4 base hits per contest.

    Twins Key Batters

    • Arraez has accumulated a .375 on-base percentage and a .423 slugging percentage, both team-high marks for the Twins.
    • Including all qualifying hitters, Arraez is fifth in batting average, while his on-base percentage is 10th and he is 66th in slugging.
    • Arraez hopes to build on a three-game hitting streak in this matchup. During his last five outings he is batting .208 with two doubles and a walk.
    • Carlos Correa’s 119 hits lead his team.
    • Including all qualifying hitters, Correa ranks 32nd in batting average, 25th in on-base percentage and 40th in slugging percentage.
    • Gio Urshela is hitting .266 with 23 doubles, three triples, 11 home runs and 30 walks.
    • Max Kepler is batting .230 with 18 doubles, a triple, nine home runs and 49 walks.

    Guardians vs. Twins Probable Pitchers

    McKenzie Archer
    25 GS 24
    9-11 W-L 2-7
    3.18 ERA 4.47
    158.1 IP 100.2
    41 BB 47
    154 SO 83

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