Trevor Bauer (3-0, 3.86 ERA) and Tyler Duffey (0-2, 2.60 ERA) take the hill in the last of a three-game series between the Cleveland Indians (17-16) and the Minnesota Twins (9-26) at Progressive Field. The Twins won the last game 6-3, and the series is currently tied 1-1. Action begins at 1:10 p.m. ET on Sunday, May. 15 and can be seen on STOh and FSN.
Bauer pitched 7.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering zero runs, striking out seven and walking three in a 4-0 win over the Astros. Mike Napoli (.242, 21 Rs, 7 HRs, 22 RBIs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run. Duffey went 7.0 innings, surrendering three runs, striking out nine and walking two in a 3-1 defeat to the White Sox in his last outing. Byung Ho Park (.248, 15 Rs, 9 HRs, 15 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 3 yesterday.
The odds for Cleveland and Minnesota are Indians -140, while the Over/Under (O/U) is 8 as of now.
The Twins lead the season series, 3-2.
Predictions: SU Winner - CLE
The Indians hold an 11-5 record against the AL Central Division this season, while the Twins have a 3-14 record against the division.
The Indians managed to give up four walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Twins who are coming in with a 5-6 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they are outhit, the Twins are 2-20. The Indians have a 3-9 record when opponents outhit them.
Both falling near the bottom of the league based on total home runs this season, Cleveland ranks 28th with 30 homers and Minnesota is 24th with 33.
Cleveland and Minnesota both rank in the bottom half of the league in hits. Cleveland sits at 16th with 8.36 hits per game and Minnesota ranks 20th with 8.11.
Ranking 25th, Minnesota is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.687). Cleveland ranks in the bottom half at 20th with an OPS of .700.
The Twins are 6-19 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Indians are 10-12 when they allow at least one homer.