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    The Minnesota Twins (4-2) host the Houston Astros (3-4) on Friday at Target Field, beginning at 4:10 PM ET. The Twins are favored on the moneyline (-115), while the Astros are -105 underdogs, despite being favored against the spread (1.5) with +170 odds. Sonny Gray gets the starting nod for Minnesota, and Jose Urquidy is Houston’s pick to start.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Twins vs. Astros

    • Game Day: Friday, April 7, 2023
    • Game Time: 4:10 PM ET
    • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • Stadium: Target Field
    Twins vs Astros Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Twins -115 7.5

    How Do I Watch the Twins vs. the Astros?

    • TV Channel: BSN

    Twins Stats & Trends

    Twins Batting

    • The Twins are 17th in MLB action with six home runs. They average 1.0 per game.
    • Minnesota is 22nd in MLB with a .230 batting average.
    • The Twins are 22nd in MLB with a .295 on-base percentage.
    • Minnesota’s 7.7 strikeouts per game rank 11th in the majors.

    Twins Key Batters

    • Trevor Larnach has nine hits and an OBP of .481 to go with a slugging percentage of .609. All three of those stats lead Minnesota hitters this season.
    • Among qualified batters in MLB, Larnach ranks 16th in batting average, 18th in on-base percentage, and 38th in slugging.
    • Larnach will look for his fifth straight game with a hit in this contest. In his last five games he is hitting .368 with a triple, a home run, three walks and five RBI.
    • Joey Gallo is batting .235 with a double, three home runs and a walk.
    • Ryan Jeffers has four hits this season and has a slash line of .444/.500/.889.
    • Jeffers has recorded at least one base hit in three straight games. In his last five games he is hitting .444 with a double, a home run, a walk and three RBI.
    • Byron Buxton is batting .350 with a .409 OBP and zero RBI for Minnesota this season.

    Astros Stats & Trends

    Astros Batting

    • The Astros have hit seven homers this season, which ranks 14th in the league.
    • Houston’s .248 batting average ranks 15th in the majors this season.
    • The Astros are among the best in the league at getting on base, ranking eighth with an OBP of .342.
    • Houston ranks 21st in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 7.9 Ks per contest.

    Astros Key Batters

    • Kyle Tucker has racked up an on-base percentage of .484 and has eight hits, both team-high numbers for the Astros.
    • Including all qualified hitters in MLB, Tucker is 46th in batting average, 16th in on-base percentage and 17th in slugging percentage.
    • Yordan Alvarez has a double, two home runs and two walks while batting .348.
    • Including all qualified players, Alvarez ranks 40th in batting average, 49th in on-base percentage and 26th in slugging percentage.
    • Jeremy Pena has two doubles, a home run and two walks while hitting .200.
    • Chas McCormick is hitting .286 with a double, a home run and three walks.

    Twins vs. Astros Probable Pitchers

    Sonny Gray (MIN) Pitcher Jose Urquidy (HOU)
    1 – 0 W/L 0 – 0
    5 IP 4
    0.00 ERA 6.75
    1.400 WHIP 2.000
    1.8 K/9 11.3
    7.2 BB/9 2.3

    Twins vs. Astros Injury Updates

    • Twins: Gilberto Celestino: 10 Day IL (Thumb), Alex Kirilloff: 10 Day IL (Wrist), Jorge Polanco: 10 Day IL (Knee), Josh Winder: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Ronny Henriquez: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Royce Lewis: 60 Day IL (Knee), Chris Paddack: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Max Kepler: day-to-day (Knee)
    • Astros: Jose Altuve: 10 Day IL (Thumb), Michael Brantley: 10 Day IL (Shoulder), Lance McCullers Jr.: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Parker Mushinski: 15 Day IL (Spine), Blake Taylor: 15 Day IL (Elbow)

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