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    Sportsbooks don’t expect the Minnesota Twins (31-32), at -127 on the moneyline, to break their five-game losing streak when they square off against the Toronto Blue Jays (36-28), at -127, on Friday at 7:07 PM ET. Toronto’s Yusei Kikuchi and Minnesota’s Sonny Gray will start this matchup.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Blue Jays vs. Twins

    • Game Day: Friday, June 9, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:07 PM ET
    • Location: Toronto, Ontario
    • Stadium: Rogers Centre
    Blue Jays vs Twins Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Blue Jays -127 8.5

    How Do I Watch the Blue Jays vs. the Twins?

    • TV Channel: SNET

    Blue Jays Stats & Trends

    Blue Jays Batting

    • The Blue Jays average 1.2 home runs per game to rank 11th in MLB action with 75 total home runs.
    • Toronto ranks sixth in MLB with a .262 batting average.
    • The Blue Jays are fifth in MLB with a .332 on-base percentage.
    • Toronto strikes out 7.8 times per game, the fifth-fewest average in MLB.
    • The Blue Jays average one home run per game when playing at home this season (29 total in home outings).
    • Toronto has a .405 slugging percentage and is averaging 2.8 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The club is batting .260 with 252 hits (8.7 per game) at home this season.

    Blue Jays Key Batters

    • Bo Bichette leads Toronto in OBP (.355), slugging percentage (.524) and total hits (88) this season. He has a .322 batting average.
    • Among all qualifying hitters in MLB, his batting average ranks fourth, his on-base percentage ranks 36th, and he is 15th in slugging.
    • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has 14 doubles, nine home runs and 23 walks. He’s batting .285 and slugging .456 with an on-base percentage of .353.
    • Among qualified batters, his batting average ranks him 30th, his on-base percentage 42nd, and his slugging percentage 62nd.
    • Guerrero has picked up a hit in two games in a row. During his last five outings he is hitting .278 with a double, a home run, three walks and two RBI.
    • George Springer has collected 59 base hits, an OBP of .312 and a slugging percentage of .381 this season.
    • Matt Chapman leads Toronto in OBP (.355) this season, fueled by 63 hits.

    Twins Stats & Trends

    Twins Batting

    • The Twins have hit 80 homers this season, which ranks seventh in the league.
    • Minnesota ranks 26th in MLB with a team batting average of just .228.
    • The Twins have an on-base percentage of .310 this season, which ranks 22nd in the league.
    • Minnesota is a team with a lot of swing and miss this season, ranking last with an average of 10.2 strikeouts per game.
    • In 31 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 36 homers, an average of 1.2 per contest.
    • In 31 road games this season, it is slugging .357 with 79 hits going for extra bases.
    • They are averaging 7.3 base hits per game and batting .212 on the road this season.

    Twins Key Batters

    • Carlos Correa has put up a slugging percentage of .385, a team-best for the Twins. He’s batting .210 with an on-base percentage of .296.
    • Including all the qualifying hitters in MLB, he is 150th in batting average, 139th in on-base percentage and 126th in slugging percentage.
    • Willi Castro is hitting .256 with six doubles, five home runs and six walks. He’s slugging .419 with an on-base percentage of .312.
    • Trevor Larnach is batting .203 with four doubles, two triples, five home runs and 22 walks.
    • Michael A. Taylor has seven doubles, eight home runs and nine walks while hitting .222.

    Blue Jays vs. Twins Probable Pitchers

    Yusei Kikuchi (TOR) Pitcher Sonny Gray (MIN)
    6 – 2 W/L 4 – 1
    61.1 IP 67
    4.40 ERA 2.15
    1.370 WHIP 1.224
    8.8 K/9 9.5
    2.9 BB/9 3.2

    Blue Jays vs. Twins Injury Updates

    • Blue Jays: Danny Jansen: 10 Day IL (Groin), Zach Pop: 15 Day IL (Hamstring), Mitchell White: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Chad Green: 60 Day IL (Undisclosed), Hyun-Jin Ryu: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Kevin Kiermaier: day-to-day (Wrist)
    • Twins: Joey Gallo: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Byron Buxton: 10 Day IL (Ribs), Jorge Alcala: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Kenta Maeda: 15 Day IL (Tricep), Tyler Mahle: 60 Day IL (Arm), Nick Gordon: 60 Day IL (Shin), Gilberto Celestino: 60 Day IL (Thumb), Chris Paddack: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Jorge Polanco: day-to-day (Leg)

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