The Cleveland Guardians and the Minnesota Twins are fighting for the top seed in the AL Central which will bring a tough battle in this series at the Progressive Field.
- Cleveland Guardians vs Minnesota Twins
- MLB – Regular season
- Date – 27/6/2022
- Starting time – 7:10 PM ET
- Venue: Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio
Cleveland Guardians Stats & Form
The Cleveland Guardians are second in the AL Central with a 36-32 record.
They have lost the last four games and are coming off a 0-3 series loss to the Boston Red Sox.
Cleveland is 11th in the league scoring 4.59 runs per game and is ranked 13th in the league allowing 4.20 runs per game.
Jose Ramirez has 23 doubles, four triples and 16 home runs for the Guardians. Amed Rosario is 12-for-41 with two doubles, a triple, a home run and five RBI over the past 10 games.
Cleveland has won 7 of the last 8 opening games of a series and have lost 4 of the last 5 home games.
Cleveland Guardians News
Carlos Vargas, James Karinchak and Cody Morris will not play for the Guardians tonight.
Minnesota Twins Stats & Form
The Minnesota Twins are on top of the AL Central with a 41-33 record.
They have won 3 of the last 5 games and are coming off a 2-1 series win over the Colorado Rockies.
The Twins are 15th in the league scoring 4.51 runs per game and are ranked 9th allowing 4.07 runs per game.
Luis Arraez has nine doubles, four home runs and 26 RBI for the Twins. Carlos Correa is 12-for-43 with two doubles, two home runs and five RBI over the last 10 games.
The Twins have won 6 of the last 7 games played on Monday and 4 of the last 5 road games against teams with a winning record.
Minnesota Twins News
Joe Smith, Trevor Larnach, Trevor Megill, Jorge Polanco, Cody Stashak, Royce Lewis, Bailey Ober, Danny Coulombe, Miguel Sano, Chris Paddack, Jhon Romero, Jorge Alcala, Randy Dobnak and Kenta Maeda will not play for the Twins tonight.
Cleveland Guardians vs Minnesota Twins Head-to-Head Stats
The Cleveland Guardians have won 6 of the last 10 games against the Minnesota Twins.
Five of the last ten games between these two rivals have ended under 8.5 runs.
Cleveland Guardians vs Minnesota Twins Betting Odds
The Minnesota Twins are favourites to defeat the Cleveland Guardians with the odds at -135 for their win while the odds for the Guardians are at +115.
The total run margin is set at 8.5 with both ways at -110.
The Cleveland Guardians earlier this week took over sole possession of first place in the AL Central by taking two of three from the Minnesota Twins and it appeared to be the turning point of the season. However, they gave that lead right back by getting swept out at home by the Boston Red Sox over the weekend while the Twins took two of three from the Colorado Rockies. Now the Guardians will have to replicate their performance against their division rivals once again, this time at home and in a five-game series.
The pitching matchup for this game is Sonny Gray vs Triston McKenzie which is a rematch of the June 22 meeting that saw 21 runs get scored. The Guardians won that game by getting to Gray early and picking on the Twins’ bullpen but that won’t be the case this time around. Minnesota has a power lineup and that is something McKenzie has struggled mightily against in his young career. He can’t seem to keep the ball in the stadium against heavy hitters and the Twins will take full advantage of that.