In the last of a three-game series between the Minnesota Twins (7-14) and the Cleveland Indians (9-9) at Target Field, Jose Berrios (0-0, 0.00 ERA) and Josh Tomlin (2-0, 1.54 ERA) get the start. The Twins won the last game 6-5, and Minnesota leads the series 2-0. The game starts at 8:10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Apr. 27 and will air on STOh and FSN.
This is the first time Berrios will take the hill this season. Byung Ho Park (.236, 7 Rs, 4 HRs, 5 RBIs) continued his strong season yesterday, going 2 for 4 with two runs. The Indians were victorious the last time Tomlin pitched. He had a good outing, pitching 6.2 innings, allowing one run, striking out four and walking one in a 2-1 victory over the Tigers. Rajai Davis (.286, 7 Rs, 2 HRs, 8 RBIs, 6 SBs) has been hitting the ball well, going 2 for 4 yesterday with one run and one stolen base.
Oddsmakers have not released a line for this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is presently unavailable.
So far this season, the Twins are 2-0 against the Indians.
Predictions: SU Winner - CLE
The Twins currently sit below .500 against the AL Central Division at 2-6, and the Indians have a 4-3 record.
Minnesota has won 22% (2-7) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, Cleveland has won 71% (5-2) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Indians are coming off of a weak pitching game where they recorded six strikeouts. The Twins have a record of 6-2 when opponents' pitchers have six strikeouts or less.
When they are outhit, the Twins are 2-12. The Indians have a 1-5 record when opponents outhit them.
Both Minnesota and Cleveland are tied at 18th in home runs, hitting 19 this season.
Ranking 16th, Minnesota is in the bottom half of the league in hits, notching 8.33 per game. Cleveland ranks in the top half at 14th with 8.50.
Ranking 21st, Minnesota is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.704). Cleveland ranks in the bottom half at 17th with an OPS of .721.
The Indians are 5-7 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Twins are 4-9 when they allow at least one homer.