Cleveland Guardians vs. Minnesota Twins Series Preview, Pitching Matches
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Here’s a look at the five-game series between the Guardians and the Twins.
Where: Progressive terrain, Monday to Thursday.
television/radio: Bally Sports Great Lakes, WTAM and the Guardians Radio Network will broadcast the entire series. Late matches on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will also be shown on WMMS 100.7 FM.
Pitch matches: RHP Triston McKenzie (4-5, 3.51) against RHP Sonny Gray (3-1, 2.53) Monday at 7:10 p.m.; RHP Zach Plesac (2-5, 4.17) vs. LHP Devin Smeltzer (4-1, 3.05) Tuesday at 1:10 p.m.; TBD vs. TBD Tuesday at 7:10 p.m.; RHP Cal Quantrill (4-4, 3.76) vs. RHP Dylan Bundy (4-4, 4.80) Wednesday at 7:10 p.m.; RHP Shane Bieber (3-4, 3.07) vs. RHP Chris Archer (2-3, 3.14) Thursday at 1:10 p.m.
Series: After winning two of three road games in Minneapolis last week, the Guardians tied the season series against the Twins at 3-3. Cleveland leads the all-time series, 1,173 to 1,037.
Guardians — Cleveland has lost four straight after winning the first two games of last week’s series at Minnesota. Andres Gimenez is leading a seven-game hitting streak and has a .407 batting average with one home run and one double in that span. Franmil Reyes has recorded one hit in all 10 games since returning from a 10-day stint on the disabled list, including three added hits. Jose Ramirez is tied for the major league lead with 43 extra hits and has multiple extra hits in 11 games this year.
Twins –Minnesota won two of Colorado’s three games after Cleveland left town late last week. The Twins hold a two-game lead in the AL Central Division over the Guardians. Luis Arraez is batting .322 with 12 RBIs and a pair of home runs in his last 15 games. The club placed OF Trevor Larnach and RHP Joe Smith on the injured list last week. Sonny Gray is 5-3 with a 3.47 ERA in 13 career starts against Cleveland.
Guardians – RHP Carlos Vargas (right elbow), RHP James Karinchak (right shoulder) and RHP Cody Morris (right shoulder) are on the injured list.
Twins – RHP Joe Smith (upper trap tightness), Trevor Larnach (core muscle tension), RHP Trevor Megill (right shoulder), 2B Jorge Polanco (back), RHP Bailey Ober (right groin), SS Royce Lewis (right knee), RHP Randy Dobnak (right middle finger), RHP Jhon Romero (right bicep tendonitis), RHP Josh Winder (right shoulder), LHP Danny Coulumbe (left hip), RHP Cody Stashak (right shoulder), 1B Miguel Sano (left knee), RHP Jorge Alcala (right elbow) and RHP Kenta Maeda (right elbow) are on the injured list.
Next: New York arrives at Progressive Field for a three-game series beginning Friday night.
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