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    The Minnesota Twins (30-27) host the Cleveland Guardians (25-31) on Friday at 8:10 PM ET. The Twins are favored (-132) against the underdog Guardians (+111). Minnesota’s Bailey Ober and Cleveland’s Aaron Civale will start this matchup.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Twins vs. Guardians

    • Game Day: Friday, June 2, 2023
    • Game Time: 8:10 PM ET
    • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • Stadium: Target Field
    Twins vs Guardians Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Twins -132 8

    How Do I Watch the Twins vs. the Guardians?

    • TV Channel: Apple TV+

    Twins Stats & Trends

    Twins Batting

    • The Twins are sixth in MLB play with 76 home runs. They average 1.3 per game.
    • Minnesota has the 23rd-ranked batting average in the majors (.233).
    • The Twins are 20th in baseball with a .316 on-base percentage.
    • Minnesota strikes out 10.2 times per game, the worst average in the majors.
    • The Twins have hit 42 home runs at home this season (1.4 per game).
    • Minnesota has a .441 slugging percentage and is averaging 3.4 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The team averages 8.2 hits per game and is batting .247 at home this season.

    Twins Key Batters

    • Byron Buxton leads Minnesota with 40 hits and an OBP of .325, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .445. He’s batting .220.
    • He ranks 142nd in batting average, 98th in on-base percentage, and 74th in slugging among qualifying hitters in MLB.
    • Carlos Correa has 11 doubles, a triple, six home runs and 25 walks. He’s batting .207 and slugging .372 with an on-base percentage of .299.
    • Among qualifying batters, he ranks 153rd in batting average, 141st in on-base percentage and 128th in slugging percentage.
    • Joey Gallo is batting .181 with a .471 slugging percentage and 23 RBI this year.
    • Max Kepler has been key for Minnesota with 23 hits, an OBP of .275 plus a slugging percentage of .397.
    • Kepler enters this game on a two-game hitting streak. In his last five games he is batting .111 with an RBI.

    Guardians Stats & Trends

    Guardians Batting

    • The Guardians have hit just 33 homers this season, which ranks last in the league.
    • Cleveland has a team batting average of .232 this season, which ranks 24th among MLB teams.
    • The Guardians have an OBP of just .301 this season, which ranks 27th in MLB.
    • Cleveland ranks second in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 7.1 Ks per contest.
    • They’ve hit 21 homers, an average of 0.7 per game, in 29 road contests this season.
    • Cleveland is slugging .360 in 29 road games this season.
    • In away games this season, they’re batting .241 with 8.4 base hits per contest.

    Guardians Key Batters

    • Jose Ramirez has accumulated a team-best OBP (.346), while leading the Guardians in hits (57). He’s batting .277 and slugging.
    • Including all the qualified hitters in the majors, his batting average is 46th, his on-base percentage ranks 55th, and he is 58th in slugging.
    • Ramirez heads into this game on a seven-game hitting streak. In his last 10 outings he is hitting .267 with four doubles, a triple and five RBI.
    • Steven Kwan leads his team with a .342 slugging percentage. He has a batting average of .261 with an on-base percentage of .343.
    • Including all qualified hitters, his batting average puts him 77th, his on-base percentage ranks 63rd, and he is 153rd in slugging.
    • Josh Naylor is batting .251 with eight doubles, eight home runs and 14 walks.
    • Josh Bell has 11 doubles, four home runs and 30 walks while batting .225.

    Twins vs. Guardians Probable Pitchers

    Bailey Ober (MIN) Pitcher Aaron Civale (CLE)
    3 – 2 W/L 1 – 1
    40.1 IP 12.2
    2.68 ERA 2.84
    1.017 WHIP 1.026
    8.3 K/9 5.7
    2.5 BB/9 1.4

    Twins vs. Guardians Injury Updates

    • Twins: Trevor Larnach: 10 Day IL (Pneumonia), Kenta Maeda: 15 Day IL (Tricep), Jorge Alcala: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Caleb Thielbar: 15 Day IL (Oblique strain), Tyler Mahle: 60 Day IL (Arm), Nick Gordon: 60 Day IL (Shin), Gilberto Celestino: 60 Day IL (Thumb), Chris Paddack: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Carlos Correa: day-to-day (Foot), Byron Buxton: day-to-day (Ribs), Max Kepler: day-to-day (Migraine)
    • Guardians: Aaron Civale: 15 Day IL (Oblique), Peyton Battenfield: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Triston McKenzie: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Cody Morris: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Cal Quantrill: day-to-day (Shoulder), Josh Naylor: day-to-day (Wrist)

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