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    The Minnesota Twins (55-53) and the St. Louis Cardinals (47-61) meet on Wednesday at 7:45 PM ET. The Twins are moneyline favorites (-133) against the underdog Cardinals (+113). Joe Ryan starts for Minnesota while St. Louis will counter with Dakota Hudson.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Twins vs. Cardinals

    • Game Day: Wednesday, August 2, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:45 PM ET
    • Location: St. Louis, Missouri
    • Stadium: Busch Stadium
    Twins vs Cardinals Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Twins -133 8.5

    How Do I Watch the Twins vs. the Cardinals?

    • TV Channel: BSMW

    Twins Stats & Trends

    Twins Batting

    • The Twins average 1.3 home runs per game to rank eighth in baseball with 141 total home runs.
    • Minnesota has the 23rd-ranked batting average in the majors (.236).
    • The Twins rank 20th in MLB with a .314 on-base percentage.
    • Minnesota’s hitters strike out 10.3 times per game, the most in MLB.
    • The Twins average 1.2 homers per game when playing away from home this season (67 total in road outings).
    • Minnesota is slugging .387 with 2.9 extra-base hits per game on the road.
    • The club is batting .228 with 425 hits (7.9 per game) on the road this season.

    Twins Key Batters

    • Carlos Correa has an OPS of .694, fueled by an OBP of .301 to go with a slugging percentage of .394. He has a .226 batting average, as well.
    • He ranks 129th in batting average, 123rd in on-base percentage, and 107th in slugging among all qualified batters in the majors.
    • Byron Buxton leads Minnesota in total hits (63) this season while batting .207 with 35 extra-base hits. He’s slugging .438 with an on-base percentage of .294.
    • Among qualifying hitters, he ranks 140th in batting average, 131st in on-base percentage and 68th in slugging percentage.
    • Buxton heads into this game looking to extend his five-game hit streak. During his last five outings he is batting .412 with five doubles, a walk and two RBI.
    • Max Kepler is batting .232 with a .442 slugging percentage and 39 RBI this year.
    • Willi Castro is batting .246 with a .330 OBP and 23 RBI for Minnesota this season.

    Cardinals Stats & Trends

    Cardinals Batting

    • The Cardinals’ 147 home runs rank fifth in Major League Baseball.
    • St. Louis ranks seventh in MLB with a .256 team batting average.
    • The Cardinals are among the best in the league at getting on base, ranking eighth with an OBP of .330.
    • St. Louis ranks 13th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.3 Ks per contest.
    • They have averaged 1.3 home runs per game in their 53 home contests this season.
    • St. Louis is slugging .435 in 53 home games this season.
    • They are averaging 9.0 base hits per game and batting .265 as a team at home this season.

    Cardinals Key Batters

    • Nolan Arenado has 111 hits, a team-best for the Cardinals. He’s batting .279 and slugging .505 with an on-base percentage of .327.
    • Including all the qualified players in the big leagues, his batting average ranks 26th, his on-base percentage ranks 77th, and he is 18th in slugging.
    • Paul Goldschmidt paces his team with a .368 OBP, and has a club-best .464 slugging percentage. He has a batting average of .280.
    • Including all qualifying hitters, his batting average puts him 24th, his on-base percentage ranks 22nd, and he is 46th in slugging.
    • Nolan Gorman is hitting .241 with 16 doubles, 22 home runs and 40 walks.
    • Lars Nootbaar is hitting .276 with 14 doubles, 10 home runs and 48 walks.

    Twins vs. Cardinals Probable Pitchers

    Joe Ryan (MIN) Pitcher Dakota Hudson (STL)
    9 – 7 W/L 1 – 0
    122 IP 19.1
    4.06 ERA 4.19
    1.090 WHIP 1.603
    10.9 K/9 6.1
    1.8 BB/9 3.3

    Twins vs. Cardinals Injury Updates

    • Twins: Jose Miranda: 10 Day IL (Shoulder), Alex Kirilloff: 10 Day IL (Shoulder), Royce Lewis: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Brock Stewart: 15 Day IL (Elbow), José De León: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Tyler Mahle: 60 Day IL (Arm), Jorge Alcala: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Nick Gordon: 60 Day IL (Shin), Chris Paddack: 60 Day IL (Elbow)
    • Cardinals: Brendan Donovan: 10 Day IL (Elbow), Jake Woodford: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Ryan Helsley: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Packy Naughton: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Wilking Rodriguez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Nolan Gorman: day-to-day (Back)

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