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    The Minnesota Twins host the Toronto Blue Jays in the opening game of the AL Wild Card Series on Tuesday 4:38 PM ET at Target Field. Minnesota has Pablo Lopez projected to start, while Toronto has not named a starter.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Twins vs. Blue Jays

    • Game Day: Tuesday, October 3, 2023
    • Game Time: 4:38 PM ET
    • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • Stadium: Target Field
    Twins vs Blue Jays Betting Information
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    How Do I Watch the Twins vs. the Blue Jays?

    • TV Channel: ESPN

    Twins Stats & Trends

    Twins Batting

    • The Twins rank third-best in MLB action with 233 total home runs.
    • Minnesota’s .243 batting average ranks 21st in MLB.
    • The Twins rank 12th in baseball with a .325 on-base percentage.
    • Minnesota’s 10.2 strikeouts per game are the most in MLB.
    • The Twins average 1.5 homers per game when playing at home this season (118 total in home outings).
    • Minnesota is averaging 3.5 extra-base hits per game while slugging .448 in home contests.
    • The club averages 8.2 hits per game and is batting .248 at home this season.

    Twins Key Batters

    • Max Kepler has an OPS of .816, fueled by an OBP of .332 and a team-best slugging percentage of .484 this season. He has a .260 batting average.
    • Kepler has hit safely in four straight games. In his last five games he is batting .467 with a double, a home run, three walks and four RBI.
    • Willi Castro is batting .257 with 18 doubles, five triples, nine home runs and 34 walks, while slugging .411 with an on-base percentage of .339.
    • Castro enters this game looking to extend his five-game hit streak. During his last five outings he is batting .375 with six walks.
    • Edouard Julien has collected 88 base hits, an OBP of .377 and a slugging percentage of .454 this season.
    • Julien brings a two-game hitting streak into this game. In his last five games he is hitting .300 with a double, two home runs, four walks and five RBI.
    • Jorge Polanco has 14 home runs, 48 RBI and a batting average of .255 this season.

    Blue Jays Stats & Trends

    Blue Jays Batting

    • The Blue Jays have hit 188 homers this season, which ranks 16th in the league.
    • Toronto ranks eighth in MLB with a .256 team batting average.
    • The Blue Jays have an OBP of .329 this season, which ranks seventh in MLB.
    • Toronto has shown good bat-to-ball skills at the plate this season with the seventh-best strikeout rate (eight per game) among MLB offenses.
    • They have averaged 1.3 home runs per game in their 81 road contests this season.
    • Toronto is slugging .431 in 81 road games this season.
    • In 81 road games this season, they have a batting average of .263 while averaging 9.3 base hits per contest.

    Blue Jays Key Batters

    • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has put up a team-best .345 on-base percentage. He’s batting .264 and slugging .444.
    • Including all qualified hitters in MLB, he ranks 58th in batting average, 44th in on-base percentage and 66th in slugging percentage.
    • George Springer is hitting .256 with 25 doubles, a triple, 21 home runs and 60 walks. He’s slugging .403 with an on-base percentage of .326.
    • His batting average is 82nd among all qualified players, his on-base percentage is 74th, and he is 103rd in slugging.
    • Bo Bichette has 174 hits with a .473 slugging percentage, both team-high numbers for the Blue Jays.
    • Whit Merrifield is hitting .272 with 27 doubles, 11 home runs and 36 walks.

    Twins vs. Blue Jays Probable Pitchers

    The Blue Jays have not named a probable pitcher as of October 1, 2023.

    Pablo Lopez (MIN) Pitcher (TOR)*
    11 – 8 W/L
    194 IP
    3.71 ERA
    1.155 WHIP
    10.9 K/9
    2.2 BB/9

    Twins vs. Blue Jays Injury Updates

    • Twins: Royce Lewis: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Byron Buxton: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Joey Gallo: 10 Day IL (Foot), Carlos Correa: 10 Day IL (Foot), Dallas Keuchel: 15 Day IL (Calf), Jovani Moran: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Tyler Mahle: 60 Day IL (Arm), Nick Gordon: 60 Day IL (Shin), Jose Miranda: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), José De León: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Oliver Ortega: 60 Day IL (Back), Matt Canterino: 60 Day IL (Undisclosed), Jorge Polanco: day-to-day (Ankle)
    • Blue Jays: Danny Jansen: 10 Day IL (Finger), Hagen Danner: 60 Day IL (Oblique), Adam Cimber: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Otto Lopez: 60 Day IL (Oblique)

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