Pat Dean (1-2, 4.15 ERA) and the Minnesota Twins (16-40) go up against Adam Conley (3-3, 3.72 ERA) and the Miami Marlins (30-27) in the first of a three-game interleague series at Target Field. The game starts at 8:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Jun. 7 and will air on FSN and FSFL.
In his most recent outing, Dean pitched 5.0 innings, allowing four runs, striking out three and walking two in a 5-1 loss to the Athletics. Eduardo Nunez (.335, 27 Rs, 7 HRs, 22 RBIs, 12 SBs) continued his strong season Sunday, going 2 for 4 with two runs, one home run, one RBI, and one stolen base. The Marlins were victorious over the Pirates 3-2 the last time Conley pitched. He went 6.0 innings, giving up zero runs, striking out nine and walking three. Christian Yelich (.328, 26 Rs, 5 HRs, 24 RBIs, 3 SBs) went 1 for 3 Sunday.
The Marlins are a -115 road favorite with a total of 9 in this battle of left-handed starting pitchers.
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The Marlins won their last game by a one-run margin. In games decided by one run, the Twins are 6-10. The Marlins are 11-6 in close games this season.
When leading after seven innings, Miami is 12-13, while Minnesota is 8-13.
Having scored one run in their last game, the Marlins are going to have to step it up if they want to win this matchup. The Twins have a 2-0 record in games where opponents scored one run or less.
When they outhit their opponents, the Twins are 10-7. The Marlins have a 25-5 record when outhitting opponents.
Minnesota and Miami both rank near the bottom of the league in runs. Minnesota sits at 27th with 209 runs this season and Miami ranks 25th with 219.
Ranking 23rd, Minnesota is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.702). Miami ranks in the top half at 14th with an OPS of .730.
When the Marlins allow at least one home run, they are 12-13. When the Twins allow one or more homers, they have a 12-32 record.