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    Christian Encarnacion-Strand takes a two-game home run streak into the Cincinnati Reds’ (78-73) matchup against the Minnesota Twins (79-71). The Twins are moneyline favorites (-147) over the Reds (+126), and it starts at 6:40 PM ET on Monday at Great American Ball Park. Joe Ryan gets the starting nod for Minnesota, and Andrew Abbott is Cincinnati’s choice to start.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Twins vs. Reds

    • Game Day: Monday, September 18, 2023
    • Game Time: 6:40 PM ET
    • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
    • Stadium: Great American Ball Park
    Twins vs Reds Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Twins -147 9.5

    How Do I Watch the Twins vs. the Reds?

    • TV Channel: Fox Sports 1

    Twins Stats & Trends

    Twins Batting

    • The Twins rank fifth in baseball with 213 home runs. They average 1.4 per game.
    • Minnesota’s .241 batting average ranks 21st in the majors.
    • The Twins’ .322 on-base percentage is 13th in baseball.
    • Minnesota strikes out 10.3 times per game, the worst average in the majors.
    • The Twins average 1.4 home runs per game when playing on the road this season (103 total in road contests).
    • Minnesota is averaging 2.9 extra-base hits per game while slugging .402 away from home.
    • The club is batting .235 with 612 hits (8.2 per game) on the road this season.

    Twins Key Batters

    • Carlos Correa has 118 hits and an OBP of .312 to go with a slugging percentage of .399. All three of those stats lead Minnesota hitters this season. He has a .230 batting average, as well.
    • He is 123rd in batting average, 107th in on-base percentage, and 105th in slugging among all qualified hitters in MLB.
    • Max Kepler is batting .252 with 21 doubles, two triples, 22 home runs and 38 walks. He’s slugging .478 with an on-base percentage of .321.
    • Kepler brings a six-game streak with at least one hit into this matchup. In his last 10 outings he is batting .270 with a double, two triples, a home run, three walks and eight RBI.
    • Willi Castro has 81 hits this season and has a slash line of .247/.322/.390.
    • Royce Lewis has 14 home runs, 51 RBI and a batting average of .310 this season.
    • Lewis enters this game on a four-game hitting streak. During his last five outings he is hitting .353 with two home runs, six walks and seven RBI.

    Reds Stats & Trends

    Reds Batting

    • The Reds’ 176 home runs rank 15th in Major League Baseball.
    • Cincinnati’s .248 batting average ranks 17th in the majors this season.
    • The Reds have an on-base percentage of .325 this season, which ranks 12th in the league.
    • Cincinnati ranks 26th in strikeouts per game (9.2) among MLB offenses.
    • They have averaged 1.3 home runs per game in their 75 home contests this season.
    • In 75 home games this season, it is slugging .425 with 225 hits going for extra bases.
    • In home games this season, they’re batting .246 with 8.1 base hits per contest.

    Reds Key Batters

    • Spencer Steer has accumulated an on-base percentage of .356, a slugging percentage of .453, and has 143 hits, all club-highs for the Reds (while batting .265).
    • Including all qualifying hitters in MLB, he is 62nd in batting average, 27th in on-base percentage and 60th in slugging percentage.
    • TJ Friedl is batting .273 with 20 doubles, eight triples, 14 home runs and 39 walks. He’s slugging .447 with an on-base percentage of .343.
    • He is currently 37th in batting average, 45th in on-base percentage and 64th in slugging percentage among all qualifying batters.
    • Jonathan India has 20 doubles, 16 home runs and 42 walks while batting .246.
    • Hunter Renfroe is batting .233 with 31 doubles, 20 home runs and 44 walks.

    Twins vs. Reds Probable Pitchers

    Joe Ryan (MIN) Pitcher Andrew Abbott (CIN)
    10 – 9 W/L 8 – 5
    145.2 IP 102.2
    4.20 ERA 3.68
    1.133 WHIP 1.266
    10.9 K/9 9.8
    1.9 BB/9 3.7

    Twins vs. Reds Injury Updates

    • Twins: Michael A. Taylor: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Byron Buxton: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Joey Gallo: 10 Day IL (Foot), Brock Stewart: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tyler Mahle: 60 Day IL (Arm), José De León: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Jorge Alcala: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Oliver Ortega: 60 Day IL (Back), Nick Gordon: 60 Day IL (Shin), Jose Miranda: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Chris Paddack: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Matt Canterino: 60 Day IL (Undisclosed)
    • Reds: Matt McLain: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Kevin Newman: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Curt Casali: 10 Day IL (Foot), Graham Ashcraft: 15 Day IL (Toe), Tejay Antone: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Nick Lodolo: 60 Day IL (Calf), Reiver Sanmartin: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Connor Overton: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Vladimir Gutierrez: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Justin Dunn: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Alex Young: 7 Day IL (Covid-19), Stuart Fairchild: 7 Day IL (Covid-19), Luke Maile: day-to-day (Hand)

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

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