The Cleveland Guardians (34-28) will be going for their second consecutive win when they face the Minnesota Twins (38-30) in the first game of their three-game series on Tuesday night. Aaron Civale, 2-3, 7.84 ERA, will get the start for the Guardians. The Twins will counter with Joe Ryan, 5-3, 2.81 ERA. Minnesota is 6-4 in its last 10 games against Cleveland. First pitch is scheduled for 740pm EST.
Guardians Going For Seventh Win In Eight GamesThe Guardians bounced back from their loss to the Dodgers with a win in the series finale. They will try to keep the momentum going with a win over the Twins, which will give them their second win in a row and seventh win in their last eight games.
Cleveland is averaging 4.56 runs per game. Their .248 batting average is 11th in the league. Their .310 on base percentage is 18th, as is their .386 slugging percentage. Jose Ramirez has been the most consistent batter for the Guardians. He leads the team with a .305 batting average, 16 home runs, and 62 RBI. Cleveland’s pitching has been good, with the team giving up four runs per game. Opponents have a .230 batting average against the Guardians, which is ninth in the league. Their 3.57 ERA is sixth, as is their 1.18 WHIP. In his last start, Civale gave up three hits and one run in 6.1 innings, leading to a 6-1 win over Detroit. They will need a similar effort from him if they want to win this game.
Twins Going For Third Win In Five GamesThe Twins alternated between wins and losses in their last four games. They are coming off a loss to the Diamondbacks and will try to bounce back with a win over the Guardians, which will give them their third win in their last five games.
Minnesota is averaging 4.41 runs per game. Their .251 batting average is seventh in the league. Their .324 on base percentage is fifth, while their .409 slugging percentage is eighth. Luis Arraez leads the Twins with a .361 batting average. Byron Buxton leads the team with 19 home runs, while Jorge Polanco leads the team with 33 RBI. Minnesota’s pitching has been good, with the team giving up 4.04 runs per game. Opponents have a .239 batting average against the Twins, which is 14th in the league. Their 3.85 ERA is 12th, while their 1.24 WHIP is 13th. In his last start, Ryan gave up five hits and four runs in 4.2 innings, leading to a 5-0 loss to Seattle. They will need a better effort from him if they want to get the win.
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