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    A pair of baseball’s most consistent hitters face off when the Cleveland Guardians (70-65) and the Minnesota Twins (69-67) meet at 8:10 PM ET on Friday at Target Field. Andres Gimenez has a .305 batting average (eighth in MLB) for the favored Guardians (-125), while Luis Arraez ranks fifth in MLB play batting .314 this season for the underdog Twins (+105). Cleveland’s Cal Quantrill and Minnesota’s Dylan Bundy will start this matchup.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Guardians vs. Twins

    • Game Day: Friday, September 9, 2022
    • Game Time: 8:10 PM ET
    • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • Stadium: Target Field
    Guardians vs Twins Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Guardians -125 7.5

    Guardians Stats & Trends

    Guardians Batting

    • The Guardians are second-worst in MLB play with 102 home runs.
    • The Guardians’ .250 batting average ranks 11th in the majors.
    • The Guardians’ .311 on-base percentage is 19th in the league.
    • Guardians batters strike out 6.9 times per game, the lowest average in baseball.
    • The Guardians have hit 65 homers away from home this season (0.9 per game).
    • The Guardians are averaging 3.0 extra-base hits per game while slugging .394 on the road.
    • The club averages 8.9 hits per game and is batting .253 away from home this season.

    Guardians Key Batters

    • Jose Ramirez leads Cleveland in total hits (139) this season while batting .277 with 69 extra-base hits.
    • Among qualifying hitters in the majors, Ramirez’s batting average ranks 32nd, his on-base percentage ranks 34th, and he is 10th in slugging.
    • Steven Kwan is hitting .289 with 21 doubles, five triples, three home runs and 51 walks.
    • Among qualifiers, Kwan ranks 19th in batting average, 18th in on-base percentage and 117th in slugging percentage.
    • Amed Rosario leads Cleveland in slugging percentage (.391) powered by 37 extra-base hits.
    • Rosario heads into this game with four games in a row with at least one hit. During his last five outings he is hitting .182 with .
    • Gimenez leads Cleveland with an OBP of .372 this season while batting .305 with 27 walks and 52 runs scored.
    • Gimenez heads into this game on a three-game hitting streak. In his last five games he is batting .368 with a double and two walks.

    Twins Stats & Trends

    Twins Batting

    • The Twins have hit 158 homers this season, which ranks 12th in the league.
    • The Twins’ .248 batting average ranks 12th in the league this season.
    • The Twins have an OBP of .318 this season, which ranks 10th in MLB.
    • The Twins rank 11th with an average of 8.2 strikeouts per game.
    • In 69 games at home this season, they’ve hit 80 homers, an average of 1.2 per contest.
    • In 69 home games this season, they’re slugging .412 with 201 hits going for extra bases.
    • In 69 home games this season, they have a batting average of .251 while averaging 8.3 base hits per contest.

    Twins Key Batters

    • Arraez has accumulated a .377 on-base percentage and a .423 slugging percentage, both team-best marks for the Twins.
    • Including all qualifying hitters in the majors, Arraez ranks fifth in batting average, 10th in on-base percentage and 66th in slugging percentage.
    • Arraez heads into this matchup on a two-game hitting streak. During his last five outings he is batting .217 with a double and a walk.
    • Carlos Correa paces his team with 115 hits.
    • Including all qualified players, Correa’s batting average puts him 42nd, his on-base percentage ranks 29th, and he is 51st in slugging.
    • Gio Urshela has 23 doubles, three triples, 11 home runs and 30 walks while hitting .262.
    • Max Kepler is batting .231 with 18 doubles, a triple, nine home runs and 49 walks.

    Guardians vs. Twins Probable Pitchers

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

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