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    The Cleveland Guardians (79-66) meet the Minnesota Twins (72-73) a game after Amed Rosario had a four-hit performance in a 7-6 win over the Twins. The Twins are favored (-110) in this matchup with the Guardians (-109), which starts at 1:40 PM ET on Sunday. Minnesota’s Joe Ryan and Cleveland’s Cody Morris will start this matchup.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Twins vs. Guardians

    • Game Day: Sunday, September 18, 2022
    • Game Time: 1:40 PM ET
    • Location: Cleveland, Ohio
    • Stadium: Progressive Field
    Twins vs Guardians Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Twins -110 8

    Twins Stats & Trends

    Twins Batting

    • The Twins average 1.2 home runs per game to rank 12th in baseball with 167 total home runs .
    • The Twins’ .247 batting average ranks 12th in MLB.
    • The Twins are 11th in the league with an on-base percentage of .316.
    • The Twins strike out 8.3 times per game to rank 13th in baseball.
    • The Twins have hit 81 homers away from home this season (1.2 per game).
    • The Twins are slugging .395 with 2.9 extra-base hits per game in road contests.
    • On the road this season the team averages 8.3 hits per game and is batting .241.

    Twins Key Batters

    • Luis Arraez has an OPS of .802, fueled by an OBP of .375 to go with a slugging percentage of .427. All three of those stats are best among Minnesota hitters this season.
    • Among qualified batters in baseball, Arraez ranks fourth in batting average, 11th in on-base percentage, and 67th in slugging.
    • Carlos Correa leads Minnesota in total hits (129) this season while batting .279 with 42 extra-base hits.
    • Among qualifying hitters, Correa’s batting average places him 31st, his on-base percentage 23rd, and his slugging percentage 35th.
    • Gio Urshela has 122 hits this season and has a slash line of .277/.325/.426.
    • Urshela brings a four-game hitting streak into this game. In his last five games he is hitting .389 with a double, two walks and three RBI.
    • Jose Miranda has been key for Minnesota with 105 hits, an OBP of .330 plus a slugging percentage of .448.

    Guardians Stats & Trends

    Guardians Batting

    • The Guardians have hit just 113 homers this season, which ranks 29th in the league.
    • The Guardians have a team batting average of .252 this season, which ranks 10th among MLB teams.
    • The Guardians have an on-base percentage of .314 this season, which ranks 16th in the league.
    • The Guardians have the fewest strikeouts in MLB, whiffing only 6.9 times per game on average.
    • In 70 games at home this season, they’ve hit 42 homers, an average of 0.6 per contest.
    • In 70 home games this season, they’re slugging .361 with 166 hits going for extra bases.
    • In 70 home games this season, they have a batting average of .249 while averaging 8.3 base hits per contest.

    Guardians Key Batters

    • Jose Ramirez is leading the Guardians with 150 hits.
    • Including all qualified hitters in the big leagues, Ramirez’s batting average puts him 31st, his on-base percentage ranks 23rd, and he is eighth in slugging.
    • Ramirez hopes to build on a three-game hitting streak in this matchup. During his last five outings he is batting .263 with a double, two home runs, four walks and three RBI.
    • Steven Kwan is batting .289 with 22 doubles, five triples, four home runs and 58 walks.
    • Including all qualifying hitters, Kwan is 21st in batting average, 17th in on-base percentage and 112th in slugging percentage.
    • Rosario has a .403 slugging percentage, which paces the Guardians.
    • Andres Gimenez leads his team with a .370 OBP.

    Twins vs. Guardians Probable Pitchers

    Ryan Morris
    24 GS 3
    11-8 W-L 0-1
    3.83 ERA 2.79
    129.1 IP 9.2
    41 BB 8
    133 SO 9

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