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    The Minnesota Twins (65-62) host the Texas Rangers (72-54) on Thursday at 7:10 PM ET in a matchup between two teams on losing streaks. The favored Twins (-131) have fallen in two in a row, while the underdog Rangers (+110) have lost their last six. Minnesota’s Pablo Lopez and Texas’ Andrew Heaney will start this matchup.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Twins vs. Rangers

    • Game Day: Thursday, August 24, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:10 PM ET
    • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • Stadium: Target Field
    Twins vs Rangers Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Twins -131 8.5

    How Do I Watch the Twins vs. the Rangers?

    • TV Channel: MLB Network

    Twins Stats & Trends

    Twins Batting

    • The Twins rank eighth in MLB action with 172 home runs. They average 1.4 per game.
    • Minnesota’s .239 batting average ranks 21st in MLB.
    • The Twins rank 18th in baseball with an on-base percentage of .317.
    • Minnesota’s batters strike out 10.3 times per game, the most in baseball.
    • The Twins average 1.4 homers per game when playing at home this season (87 total in home outings).
    • Minnesota is slugging .445 with 3.4 extra-base hits per game in home contests.
    • The team is batting .251 with 513 hits (8.3 per game) at home this season.

    Twins Key Batters

    • Carlos Correa leads Minnesota with 99 hits and an OBP of .310, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .400. He’s batting .229.
    • Among qualifying hitters in the majors, his batting average ranks 126th, his on-base percentage ranks 110th, and he is 106th in slugging.
    • Max Kepler has 15 doubles, 20 home runs and 27 walks. He’s batting .243 and slugging .474 with an on-base percentage of .306.
    • Donovan Solano has 84 hits this season and has a slash line of .280/.369/.397.
    • Edouard Julien has been key for Minnesota with 67 hits, an OBP of .375 plus a slugging percentage of .468.

    Rangers Stats & Trends

    Rangers Batting

    • The Rangers have hit 174 homers this season, which ranks fifth in the league.
    • Texas ranks second in MLB with a .269 team batting average.
    • The Rangers are among the best in the league at getting on base, ranking second with an OBP of .339.
    • Texas ranks 16th in strikeouts per game (8.8) among MLB offenses.
    • In 60 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 61 homers, an average of 1.0 per contest.
    • Texas is slugging .416 in 60 road games this season.
    • In 60 road games this season, they have a batting average of .259 while averaging 9.3 base hits per contest.

    Rangers Key Batters

    • Marcus Semien has a slugging percentage of .463, a team-high for the Rangers. He’s batting .279 with an on-base percentage of .349.
    • Including all qualified hitters, he ranks 25th in batting average, while his on-base percentage ranks 36th and he is 48th in slugging.
    • Semien heads into this game on a three-game hitting streak. During his last five outings he is batting .217 with a double, a walk and an RBI.
    • Adolis Garcia leads his team with 117 hits. He has a batting average of .252 while slugging .504 with an on-base percentage of .331.
    • Including all qualifying hitters, he is 88th in batting average, 70th in on-base percentage and 22nd in slugging percentage.
    • Corey Seager is hitting .343 with 33 doubles, 23 home runs and 40 walks.
    • Nate Lowe’s .369 on-base percentage leads his team.

    Twins vs. Rangers Probable Pitchers

    Pablo Lopez (MIN) Pitcher Andrew Heaney (TEX)
    9 – 6 W/L 9 – 6
    153.2 IP 118
    3.51 ERA 4.27
    1.100 WHIP 1.339
    11.0 K/9 9.3
    2.3 BB/9 3.7

    Twins vs. Rangers Injury Updates

    • Twins: Willi Castro: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Jose Miranda: 10 Day IL (Shoulder), Byron Buxton: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Alex Kirilloff: 10 Day IL (Shoulder), Joe Ryan: 15 Day IL (Groin), Brock Stewart: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tyler Mahle: 60 Day IL (Arm), Nick Gordon: 60 Day IL (Shin), José De León: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Jorge Alcala: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Chris Paddack: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Matt Canterino: 60 Day IL (Undisclosed), Oliver Ortega: day-to-day (Undisclosed)
    • Rangers: Brad Miller: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Josh Jung: 10 Day IL (Thumb), Nathan Eovaldi: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Jacob deGrom: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Brett Martin: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Jake Odorizzi: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

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

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