Minnesota Twins (54-69, fourth in AL Central) vs. New York Yankees (71-52, second in AL East)
New York; Saturday, 1:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING Likely: Twins: Kenta Maeda (6-4, 4.41 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 108 strikeouts) Yankees: Gerrit Cole (11-6, 3.04 ERA, .97 WHIP, 185 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Yankees -221, Twins +183; over / under are 9 races
BOTTOM LINE: Jorge Polanco and the Twins meet the Yankees on Saturday.
The Yankees are 38-25 in home games in 2020. New York’s lineup has 154 home games this season, Joey Gallo leading the club with 29 homers.
The twins have gone 24-36 from home. Minnesota has slugged .425 this season. Jorge Polanco leads the team with a mark of .481.
The Yankees won the last meeting 10-2. Nestor Cortes Jr. chopped his second win and Luke Voit went 4-on-5 with a double, a home run and four RBIs for New York. Charlie Barnes recorded his third loss to Minnesota.
TOP CHAIRMAN: Gallo leads the Yankees with 29 home runs and strikes .208.
Polanco leads the twins with 21 home runs and slugging .481.
LAST 10 GAMES: Yankees: 9-1, .265 stroke average, 3.23 ERA, scored opponents with 24 runs
Twins: 6-4, .243 stroke average, 4.15 ERA, scored with one run
INJURIES: Yankees: Luis Severino: (elbow), Darren O’Day: (hamstring), Corey Kluber: (shoulder), Michael King: (finger), Clay Holmes: (covid-19), Yoendrys Gomez: (covid-19) ), Domingo German: (shoulder), Tim Locastro: (knee), Aaron Hicks: (wrist), Clint Frazier: (vertigo), Miguel Andujar: (wrist), Gio Urshela: (hamstring), Gleyber Torres: (thumb) .
Twins: Lewis Thorpe: (shoulder), Cody Stashak: (back), Devin Smeltzer: (elbow), Taylor Rogers: (finger), Michael Pineda: (oblique), Derek Law: (shoulder), Luke Farrell: (oblique) , Randy Dobnak: (finger), Edwar Colina: (elbow), Jorge Alcala: (triceps), Alex Kirilloff: (wrist), Kyle Garlick: (hernia), Byron Buxton: (hand).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Writing and data from Sports Radar.
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