Minnesota in action against Boston after Berrios' solid outing

Posted6/18/2019 7:00 AM

Boston Red Sox (40-34, third in the AL East) vs. Minnesota Twins (47-24, first in the AL Central)

Minneapolis; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EDT


PITCHING PROBABLES: Red Sox: David Price (4-2, 3.52 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 71 strikeouts) Twins: Michael Pineda (4-3, 5.04 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 57 strikeouts)

BOTTOM LINE: Minnesota heads into the matchup fresh off a dominant performance by Jose Berrios. Berrios threw eight innings, giving up one run on five hits with 10 strikeouts against Boston.

The Twins are 23-12 on their home turf. Minnesota leads the American League in hitting with a .273 batting average, Jorge Polanco leads the club with an average of .332.

The Red Sox are 23-17 on the road. The Boston offense has compiled a .261 batting average as a team this season, good for fifth in the American League. Rafael Devers leads the team with an average of .302. The Red Sox won the last meeting 2-0. Rick Porcello earned his fifth victory and J.D. Martinez went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI for Boston. Jose Berrios registered his third loss for Minnesota.

TOP PERFORMERS: Eddie Rosario leads the Twins with 19 home runs and has 52 RBIs. Nelson Cruz is 13-for-37 with two doubles, five home runs and 11 RBIs over the last 10 games for Minnesota.

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Xander Bogaerts leads the Red Sox with 36 extra base hits and is slugging .539. Martinez is 11-for-33 with three doubles, four home runs and seven RBIs over the last 10 games for Boston.

LAST 10 GAMES: Twins: 6-4, .286 batting average, 3.90 ERA, outscored opponents by nine runs

Red Sox: 7-3, .279 batting average, 3.29 ERA, outscored opponents by 16 runs

Twins Injuries: Adalberto Mejia: 10-day IL (calf), Byron Buxton: day-to-day (wrist).

Red Sox Injuries: Tyler Thornburg: 10-day IL (hip), Heath Hembree: 10-day IL (elbow), Nathan Eovaldi: 10-day IL (elbow), Dustin Pedroia: 60-day IL (knee), Steve Pearce: 10-day IL (back), Mitch Moreland: 10-day IL (quad), Tzu-Wei Lin: 10-day IL (knee).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by HERO Sports, and data from Sportradar.

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