New York Yankees (40-16, 1st in AL East) vs. Minnesota Twins (33-25, 1st in AL Central)
Minneapolis; Thursday, 7:40 p.m. EDT
Pitching Prospects: Yankees: Gerrit Cole (5-1, 2.78 ERA, .94 whip, 81 strikeouts); Twins: Dylan Bundy (3-3, 5.57 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, 36 strikeouts)
fanduel sportsbook Line: Yankees-205, Twins +173; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
Bottom line: The Minnesota Twins and New York Yankees meet on Thursday with the winner claiming a three-game series.
Minnesota is 33-25 overall and 18-12 at home. The twin hitters are batting a collective .250, which ranks second in the AL.
New York holds a 40-16 record overall and a 17-9 record on the road. The Yankees are 20-30 in the game when they score at least two home runs.
Thursday’s game is the third time these teams are hitting boundaries this season.
Top Performer: Luis Arrez has a home run, 24 walks and 13 RBI while hitting .361 for the Twins. Gio Ursella is 11-for-29 with four doubles, one home run and four RBIs in the last 10 games.
Anthony Rizzo has 10 doubles, one triple, 14 home runs and 38 RBIs, while hitting .209 for the Yankees. Aaron Judge is on for 13-39 with five home runs in the last 10 matches.
Last 10 games: Twins: 4-6, .250 batting average, 5.29 ERA, outscore by six runs
Yankees: 7-3, .274 batting average, 2.66 ERA, beat opponents by 26 runs
Injuries: Twins: Luis Arrez: Day-Day (Unknown), Kyle Garlick: 10-Day IL (Hamstring), Bailey Ober: 15-Day IL (Groin), Sonny Grey: 15-Day IL (Pectoral), Royce Lewis: 10-Day IL (Knee), Danny Coulombe: 15-Day IL (Hip), Joe Ryan: 10-Day IL (Covid-19), Cody Stashak: 15-Day IL (Shoulder), Josh Winder: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Miguel Sano: 60-day IL (knee), Chris Paddack: 60-day IL (elbow), John Romero: 60-day IL (biceps), Jorge Alcala: 60-day IL (elbow), Randy Dobnak : 60-day IL (finger), Canta Maeda: 60-day IL (elbow)
Yankees: Chad Green: 60-day IL (elbow), Jonathan Loisiga: 15-day IL (right shoulder), Aroldis Chapman: 15-day IL (Achilles), Ben Rorthwaite: 60-day IL (oblique), Stephen Riding: 60-day IL (shoulder), Domingo German: 60-day IL (shoulder), Jack Britton: 60-day IL (elbow)
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