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    The Minnesota Twins (6-2) have a 2-0 series lead and will attempt for a sweep of the Houston Astros (3-6) on Sunday at Target Field. The Astros are favored (-113) against the underdog Twins (-106) in the matchup, which starts at 2:10 PM ET. Houston’s Hunter Brown gets the start against Minnesota’s Tyler Mahle.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Astros vs. Twins

    • Game Day: Sunday, April 9, 2023
    • Game Time: 2:10 PM ET
    • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • Stadium: Target Field
    Astros vs Twins Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Astros -113 8

    How Do I Watch the Astros vs. the Twins?

    • TV Channel: BSNX

    Astros Stats & Trends

    Astros Batting

    • The Astros are 16th in MLB action with nine total home runs.
    • Houston has the 23rd-ranked batting average in MLB (.231).
    • The Astros’ .314 on-base percentage ranks 21st in baseball.
    • Houston’s 9.8 strikeouts per game are the third-most in baseball.

    Astros Key Batters

    • Yordan Alvarez has nine hits, which is tops among Houston hitters this season, while batting .310 with four extra-base hits.
    • Among all qualifying hitters in the majors, Alvarez is 60th in batting average, 44th in on-base percentage, and 19th in slugging.
    • Kyle Tucker leads Houston with an OBP of .410 this season while batting .281 with seven walks and four runs scored.
    • Among qualified hitters, Tucker’s batting average ranks him 79th, his on-base percentage 34th, and his slugging percentage 25th.
    • Jeremy Pena has seven hits this season and has a slash line of .179/.256/.385.
    • Chas McCormick is batting .227 with a .346 OBP and three RBI for Houston this season.

    Twins Stats & Trends

    Twins Batting

    • The Twins have hit eight homers this season, which ranks 19th in the league.
    • Minnesota’s .253 batting average ranks 14th in the majors this season.
    • The Twins have the 18th-ranked on-base percentage in MLB this season (.320).
    • Minnesota has shown good bat-to-ball skills at the plate this season with the 10th-best strikeout rate (8.0 per game) among MLB offenses.

    Twins Key Batters

    • Trevor Larnach has racked up an on-base percentage of .459 and a slugging percentage of .516. Both lead the Twins.
    • Including all qualifying hitters, Larnach is 29th in batting average, while his on-base percentage ranks 19th and he is 56th in slugging.
    • Joey Gallo is batting .222 with a double, three home runs and two walks.
    • Kyle Farmer has a double, a home run and a walk while hitting .350.
    • Byron Buxton’s 10 hits pace his team.

    Astros vs. Twins Probable Pitchers

    Hunter Brown (HOU) Pitcher Tyler Mahle (MIN)
    0 – 0 W/L 1 – 0
    4.2 IP 5
    7.71 ERA 1.80
    1.929 WHIP 1.200
    9.6 K/9 12.6
    5.8 BB/9 1.8

    Astros vs. Twins Injury Updates

    • 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)
    • Twins: Max Kepler: 10 Day IL (Knee), 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), Joey Gallo: day-to-day (Side soreness)

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