Diamondbacks face the Twins leading series 1-0

Wed, Jun 26, 2024
MLB News (AP)

Diamondbacks face the Twins leading series 1-0

Minnesota Twins (43-36, second in the AL Central) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (39-40, third in the NL West)

Phoenix; Wednesday, 9:40 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Twins: Simeon Woods Richardson (2-1, 3.26 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, 52 strikeouts); Diamondbacks: Ryne Nelson (5-5, 5.18 ERA, 1.51 WHIP, 43 strikeouts)

BETMGM SPORTSBOOK: LINE Twins -120, Diamondbacks +101; over/under is 9 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Arizona Diamondbacks host the Minnesota Twins with a 1-0 series lead.

Arizona is 39-40 overall and 20-18 at home. Diamondbacks hitters have a collective .321 on-base percentage, the seventh-best percentage in MLB play.

Minnesota is 43-36 overall and 20-20 in road games. The Twins are third in the AL with 94 total home runs, averaging 1.2 per game.

Wednesday's game is the second time these teams square off this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Corbin Carroll has 11 doubles, six triples, two home runs and 23 RBI for the Diamondbacks. Joc Pederson is 10-for-30 with a double and three home runs over the past 10 games.

Willi Castro has 20 doubles, four triples and six home runs for the Twins. Royce Lewis is 12-for-40 with a double and five home runs over the past 10 games.

RELATED COVERAGE Marte knocks in go-ahead run in 7th and Diamondbacks edge Twins 5-4 Christopher Sanchez works 7 scoreless innings as Phillies beat Diamondbacks 4-1 Wheeler gets 9th win, Harper among 3 homers as Phillies rout Diamondbacks 12-1

LAST 10 GAMES: Diamondbacks: 6-4, .262 batting average, 4.45 ERA, even run differential

Twins: 6-4, .294 batting average, 4.05 ERA, outscored opponents by 14 runs

INJURIES: Diamondbacks: Gabriel Moreno: 10-Day IL (thumb), Blake Walston: 15-Day IL (elbow), Zac Gallen: 15-Day IL (hamstring), Merrill Kelly: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Kyle Nelson: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Miguel Castro: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Eduardo Rodriguez: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Alek Thomas: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Drey Jameson: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Twins: Chris Paddack: 15-Day IL (arm), Alex Kirilloff: 10-Day IL (back), Justin Topa: 60-Day IL (knee), Brock Stewart: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Daniel Duarte: 60-Day IL (tricep), Zack Weiss: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Anthony DeSclafani: 60-Day IL (elbow)

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

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