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    The Minnesota Twins (19-15) are looking for another big outing from a hitter when they match up against the Cleveland Guardians (15-18) on Sunday at 1:40 PM ET at Progressive Field. Max Kepler is riding a two-game home run streak for the favored Twins (-130) in the contest against the underdog Guardians (+109). Minnesota’s Joe Ryan and Cleveland’s Cal Quantrill will take the mound first.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Twins vs. Guardians

    • Game Day: Sunday, May 7, 2023
    • Game Time: 1:40 PM ET
    • Location: Cleveland, Ohio
    • Stadium: Progressive Field
    Twins vs Guardians Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Twins -130 8

    How Do I Watch the Twins vs. the Guardians?

    • TV Channel: BSGL

    Twins Stats & Trends

    Twins Batting

    • The Twins are sixth-best in baseball with 45 total home runs.
    • Minnesota has the third-worst batting average in MLB (.224).
    • The Twins are 25th in MLB with an on-base percentage of .301.
    • Minnesota’s hitters strike out 9.7 times per game, the 29th-most in MLB.
    • The Twins have hit 24 homers away from home this season (1.3 per game).
    • Minnesota is slugging .368 with 2.8 extra-base hits per game away from home.
    • Away from home this season the club averages 6.9 hits per game and is batting .204.

    Twins Key Batters

    • Byron Buxton leads Minnesota with 28 hits and an OBP of .341, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .535. He’s batting .246.
    • Among all qualifying hitters in MLB, he ranks 107th in batting average, 76th in on-base percentage, and 25th in slugging.
    • Carlos Correa is hitting .200 with five doubles, a triple, five home runs and 13 walks. He’s slugging .391 with an on-base percentage of .279.
    • He ranks 167th in batting average, 166th in on-base percentage and 108th in slugging in MLB.
    • Kepler is batting .235 with a .469 slugging percentage and 12 RBI this year.
    • Kepler has logged a hit or more in four games in a row. During his last five outings he is batting .211 with two home runs, four walks and four RBI.
    • Jose Miranda leads Minnesota with a slugging percentage of .320, fueled by six extra-base hits.

    Guardians Stats & Trends

    Guardians Batting

    • The Guardians’ 18 home runs rank last in MLB this season.
    • Cleveland has a team batting average of just .223 this season, which ranks 29th among MLB teams.
    • The Guardians have the 24th-ranked on-base percentage in MLB this season (.302).
    • Cleveland has shown good bat-to-ball skills at the plate this season with the third-best strikeout rate (7.8 per game) among MLB offenses.
    • In 14 games at home this season, they’ve hit five homers, an average of 0.4 per contest.
    • In 14 home games this season, it is slugging .315 with 35 hits going for extra bases.
    • In 14 home games this season, they have a batting average of .210 while averaging 6.7 base hits per contest.

    Guardians Key Batters

    • Jose Ramirez has racked up a team-best OBP (.392) and slugging percentage (.441), while pacing the Guardians in hits (36, while batting .283).
    • Including all the qualified hitters in the majors, he ranks 47th in batting average, 23rd in on-base percentage and 75th in slugging percentage.
    • Ramirez enters this game on a five-game hitting streak. During his last five outings he is hitting .300 with three walks.
    • Steven Kwan has four doubles, a triple, a home run and 21 walks while batting .267. He’s slugging .336 with an on-base percentage of .364.
    • Including all qualifying players, he ranks 69th in batting average, 47th in on-base percentage and 151st in slugging percentage.
    • Josh Bell is batting .216 with nine doubles, three home runs and 21 walks.
    • Andres Gimenez has seven doubles, two home runs and eight walks while hitting .224.

    Twins vs. Guardians Probable Pitchers

    Joe Ryan (MIN) Pitcher Cal Quantrill (CLE)
    5 – 0 W/L 1 – 2
    38 IP 32.1
    2.37 ERA 4.73
    0.763 WHIP 1.485
    10.2 K/9 4.7
    1.4 BB/9 2.5

    Twins vs. Guardians Injury Updates

    • Twins: Kyle Farmer: 10 Day IL (Face), Kenta Maeda: 15 Day IL (Tricep), Caleb Thielbar: 15 Day IL (Oblique strain), Ronny Henriquez: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Tyler Mahle: 60 Day IL (Arm), Royce Lewis: 60 Day IL (Knee), Gilberto Celestino: 60 Day IL (Thumb), Chris Paddack: 60 Day IL (Elbow)
    • Guardians: Aaron Civale: 15 Day IL (Oblique), Triston McKenzie: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Cody Morris: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

    Recent Scores and Betting Lines for the Twins and Guardians (Last 10 Games)


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