Diamondbacks host Twins to begin 3-game series

Pitching Prospects: Twins: Devin Smeltzer (3-0, 2.38 ERA, .97 whip, 16 strikeouts); Diamondbacks: Madison Bumgarner (2-6, 3.50 ERA, 1.29 whips, 45 strikeouts)

fanduel sportsbook Line: Twins-131, Diamondback +111; over/under 9 runs

Bottom line: The Arizona Diamondbacks begin a three-game series at home against the Minnesota Twins on Friday.

Arizona is 30-35 on aggregate and 15-18 at home. The Diamondbacks pitchers have a collective 4.22 ERA, ranking 10th in the NL.

Minnesota leads 17-14 in the Road Games and 37-28 overall. The Twins have a 10th-best team ERA in the Majors at 3.79.

Friday’s game is the first time these teams are facing this season.

Top Performer: Christian Walker slugging .469 to lead the Diamondbacks with 16 home runs. Keitel Marte is 11-for-36 in the last 10 games with four doubles, one home run and four RBIs.

Luis Arrez has five doubles and three home runs for the Twins. Carlos Correa is 12-for-28 with two doubles and two home runs in the last 10 matches.

Last 10 games: Diamondbacks: 4-6, .222 batting average, 4.45 ERA, outscores opponents by one run

Twins: 6-4, .283 batting average, 4.75 ERA, beat opponents by one run

Injuries: Diamondbacks: Keitel Marte: Day-Day (Hamstring), Nick Ahmed: 60-Day IL (Shoulder), Humberto Castellanos: 15-Day IL (Elbow), JB Bukauskas: 60-Day IL (Shoulder)

Twins: Cody Stashak: 60-Day IL (Shoulder), Nick Gordon: Day-Day (Hamstring), Royce Lewis: 60-Day IL (Knee), Kyle Garlick: 10-Day IL (Hamstring), Bailey Ober: 15- DAY IL (Groin), Danny Coulombe: 15-Day IL (Hip), Josh Winder: 15-Day IL (Shoulder), Miguel Sano: 60-Day IL (Knee), Chris Paddack: 60-Day IL (Elbow) , Jhon Romero: 60-days IL (biceps), Jorge Alcala: 60-days IL (elbow), Randy Dobnac: 60-days IL (finger), Kenta Maida: 60-days IL (elbow)


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