Twins open 3-game series against the Guardians

June 21, 2022 GMT

Cleveland Guardians (34-28, second in the AL Central) vs. Minnesota Twins (38-30, first in the AL Central)

Minneapolis; Tuesday, 7:40 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Guardians: Aaron Civale (0-0); Twins: Joe Ryan (5-3, 2.81 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, 45 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Twins -171, Guardians +147; over/under is 9 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Minnesota Twins host the Cleveland Guardians on Tuesday to open a three-game series.

Minnesota is 38-30 overall and 20-14 in home games. The Twins have the second-ranked team on-base percentage in the AL at .324.

Cleveland has an 18-18 record in road games and a 34-28 record overall. Guardians pitchers have a collective 3.59 ERA, which ranks sixth in MLB play.

Tuesday’s game is the fourth time these teams meet this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Luis Arraez has seven doubles, three home runs and 21 RBI for the Twins. Byron Buxton is 9-for-33 with a double, six home runs and nine RBI over the past 10 games.

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Jose Ramirez has 20 doubles, four triples and 16 home runs while hitting .310 for the Guardians. Amed Rosario is 13-for-38 with five doubles, a triple and a home run over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Twins: 5-5, .256 batting average, 4.55 ERA, outscored by three runs

Guardians: 8-2, .261 batting average, 3.16 ERA, outscored opponents by five runs

INJURIES: Twins: Trevor Megill: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Jorge Polanco: 10-Day IL (back), Cody Stashak: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Royce Lewis: 60-Day IL (knee), Bailey Ober: 15-Day IL (groin), Danny Coulombe: 15-Day IL (hip), Josh Winder: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Miguel Sano: 60-Day IL (knee), Chris Paddack: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jhon Romero: 60-Day IL (biceps), Jorge Alcala: 60-Day IL (elbow), Randy Dobnak: 60-Day IL (finger), Kenta Maeda: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Guardians: Aaron Civale: 15-Day IL (glute), Carlos Vargas: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jose Ramirez: day-to-day (thumb), Franmil Reyes: 10-Day IL (hamstring), James Karinchak: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Cody Morris: 60-Day IL (shoulder)

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.