Twins bring 2-1 series advantage over Orioles into game 4
Minnesota Twins (15-10, first in the AL Central) vs. Baltimore Orioles (9-15, fifth in the AL East)
Baltimore; Thursday, 7:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Twins: Chris Archer (0-0, 2.93 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 14 strikeouts); Orioles: Spenser Watkins (0-0, 2.55 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, eight strikeouts)
BOTTOM LINE: The Minnesota Twins play the Baltimore Orioles with a 2-1 series lead.
Baltimore is 9-15 overall and 6-6 in home games. The Orioles are 4-9 in games when they have given up at least one home run.
Minnesota is 15-10 overall and 8-4 at home. The Twins have hit 26 total home runs to rank fifth in the AL.
The teams match up Thursday for the fourth time this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Cedric Mullins leads the Orioles with 10 extra base hits (six doubles, a triple and three home runs). Anthony Santander is 6-for-32 with a home run and seven RBI over the past 10 games.
Byron Buxton leads the Twins with 12 extra base hits (five doubles and seven home runs). Max Kepler is 9-for-28 with two doubles, four home runs and nine RBI over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Orioles: 4-6, .239 batting average, 4.19 ERA, outscored by six runs
Twins: 8-2, .265 batting average, 3.03 ERA, outscored opponents by 24 runs
INJURIES: Orioles: Alexander Wells: 10-Day IL (elbow), Chris Ellis: 10-Day IL (shoulder), John Means: 60-Day IL (elbow), Dean Kremer: 10-Day IL (oblique)
Twins: Max Kepler: day-to-day (illness), Kyle Garlick: 10-Day IL (calf), Miguel Sano: 10-Day IL (knee), Bailey Ober: 10-Day IL (groin), Jhon Romero: 10-Day IL (biceps), Jorge Alcala: 60-Day IL (elbow), Randy Dobnak: 60-Day IL (finger), Sonny Gray: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Alex Kirilloff: 10-Day IL (wrist), Kenta Maeda: 60-Day IL (elbow)