it is unclear if minnesota twins Byron Buxton, Max Kepler, Carlos Correa or Joey Gallo will play when they face cleveland patron saturday night in minneapolis
However, if Twins No matter the way he performed in their 1-0 win over Cleveland on Friday
Buxton left the series opener on Thursday, a 7-6 Minnesota victory, shortly after being hit by a pitch in the fourth inning.
Correa injured his left leg while warming up between innings on Thursday and was replaced by Kyle Farmer in the top of the seventh – the same inning Kepler left the game with a migraine. Gallo was given Friday off, but Kepler returned to go 1-for-4.
Minnesota will look to seal the series win on Saturday behind its ace, right-hander Sonny Gray (4-0, 1.94 ERA).
While Gray allowed only 10 earned runs in 25 1/3 innings in five starts in May (3.55 ERA), Twins had little to show for it
Minnesota went 1-4 in games started last month and would have won if it hadn’t rallied for a 7-5, 10-inning win against the Houston Astros on Monday in its latest outing. Gray gave up three runs on four hits with three strikeouts, two earned runs, and three walks over six innings.
has not been effective against gray Guardians, going 6–4 with a 3.63 ERA in 16 career starts. He faced Cleveland on May 6 and went three innings on four hits, with three walks and six strikeouts.
Twins The hope is that Gray can repeat the start made by Bailey Ober on Friday. Ober allowed four hits and no walks over six innings before Jovani Moran, Brock Stewart and closer Jhon Duran combined to relieve oneself the . Guardians last three innings
After coming off the 10-day injured list before Thursday’s game, Minnesota’s Jorge Polanco hit a double off the right-field wall to drive in the only run of the game in the seventh inning on Friday.
“We’re playing really well right now,” said Polanco, whose team took two of three games against the Houston Astros before winning the first two games against Cleveland. “Everybody out here just competes, gives it everything they’ve got, and we just win.”
Guardians Friday went 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position, and he stranded nine baserunners.
Cleveland will give the ball to left-hander Logan Allen (2-2, 2.72 ERA), who is off to the best start of his brief career.
The 24-year-old rookie on Monday recorded a career-high 10 strikeouts and allowed only three hits over seven innings in a 5-0 victory over the host Baltimore Orioles.
Cleveland manager Terry Francona said, “Whenever we look up and there’s somebody pitching in the seventh, you usually feel great.” “But he’s learning on the job, and he’s doing a great job of it.”
Allen receives no decision against Gray on May 6 Twins, He allowed two runs on seven hits and three runs in 5 2/3 innings.
– Field Level Media