Twins aim to sweep a 3 game streak against the Rays

Tampa Bay Rays (34-25, 3rd in AL East) vs. Minnesota Twins (35-26, 1st in AL Central)

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

PITCHING PROBABILITY: Rays: Jeffrey Springs (2-2, 1.62 ERA, 0.93 WHIP, 45 strikeouts); Gemini: Cole Sands (0-2, 8.49 ERA, 1.97 WHIP, 13 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORT BOOK LINE: Rays -125, Twins +106; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

SUMMARY: The Minnesota Twins and Tampa Bay Rays are in the last game of a three-game series. The Twins can sweep the series with a win.

Minnesota won 20-13 at home and 35-26 overall. The Twins have a 25-2 record in games when they hit five or more carries.

Tampa Bay is 13-12 on the road and 34-25 overall. The Rays have a 20-10 record in games when they hit eight or more.

The teams meet on Sunday for the sixth time this season. The Twins are 4-1 ahead in the season series.

TOP PERFORMER: Luis Arraez has five doubles and three homers for the Twins. Jorge Polanco is 13-to-38 with two doubles and two homers in his last 10 games.

Manuel Margot has seven doubles, a triple, three homers and 23 RBI for the Rays. Randy Arozarena is 12-for-40 with a double, a triple and three home runs in his last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Gemini: 5-5, .281 batting average, 5.90 ERA, topped by three runs

Rays: 6-4, .237 batting average, 3.07 ERA, better than opponents by nine carries

INJURIES: Gemini: Nick Gordon: Day by Day (right hamstring), Royce Lewis: 60 days IL (knee), Kyle Garlick: 10 days IL (hamstring), Bailey Ober: 15 days IL (groin), Sonny Gray: 15 Days IL (chest), Danny Coulombe: 15-Days IL (hip), Joe Ryan: 10-Days IL (covid-19), Cody Stashak: 15-Days IL (shoulder), Josh Winder: 15-Days IL (shoulder), Miguel Sano: 60-Day IL (knee), Chris Paddack: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jhon Romero: 60-Day IL (bicep), Jorge Alcala: 60-Day IL (elbow), Randy Dobnak: 60-Day IL (fingers), Kenta Maeda: 60-day IL (elbows)

Rays: Andrew Kittredge: 60-Day IL (Elbow), Mike Zunino: 10-Day IL (Shoulder), JP Feyereisen: 15-Day IL (Shoulder), Wander Franco: 10-Day IL (Quadricep), JT Chargois: 60-Day IL ( oblique), Chris Mazza: 60-Day IL (back), Brandon Lowe: 10-Day IL (back), Luis Patino: 60-Day IL (oblique), Brendan McKay: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Pete Fairbanks: 60-Day IL (lat.), Tyler Glasnow: 60-Day IL (Elbow), Nick Anderson: 60-Day IL (Elbow), Yonny Chirinos: 60-Day IL (Elbow)


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


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