Civale, Indians to face Clippard, Twins

Posted8/2/2020 7:00 AM

Cleveland Indians (5-4, third in the AL Central) vs. Minnesota Twins (6-2, first in the AL Central)

Minneapolis; Sunday, 2:10 p.m. EDT


PITCHING PROBABLES: Indians: Aaron Civale (1-0, 3.00 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 9 strikeouts) Twins: Tyler Clippard (0-0, 2.25 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 3 strikeouts)

LINE: Twins favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Cleveland Indians square off against the Minnesota Twins on Sunday.

The Twins went 50-26 in division play in 2019. Minnesota pitchers struck out 9.0 hitters per game last year with a staff ERA of 4.18.

The Indians went 48-28 in division games in 2019. Cleveland hit .250 as a team with 3.3 extra base hits per game and 286 total doubles last season.

The teams meet for the third time this season. Minnesota leads the season series 2-1.

INJURIES: Twins: Jake Odorizzi: (back), Zack Littell: (hamstring), Josh Donaldson: (calf).

Indians: Tyler Naquin: (toe), Roberto Perez: (shoulder).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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