Orioles look to break 6-game slide against the Twins



Baltimore Orioles (17-29, fifth in AL East) vs. Minnesota Twins (17-29, fifth in AL Central)

Minneapolis; Monday, 7:40 p.m. EDT

PITCH LIKELY: Orioles: John Means (4-0, 1.70 ERA, .75 WHIP, 59 strikeouts) Twins: Matt Shoemaker (2-5, 6.08 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, 25 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTS BOOK LINE: Twins -110, Orioles -105; plus / minus is 9 races

BOTTOM LINE: Baltimore enters the game as the loser of its last six games.

The Twins are 8-15 on their own court. Minnesota beat .418, a solid fourth in the American League. Nelson Cruz leads the club with a .535 slugging percentage, including 14 more hits and 10 homers.

The Orioles left 11-11 away from home. The Baltimore hitters have posted a team’s baseline percentage of .299 this season, led by Cedric Mullins at .357.

TOP PERFORMERS: Max Kepler ranks second on the Twins with 16 more base strokes and hitting .451.

Trey Mancini leads the Orioles with 10 homers and 41 RBIs.

LAST 10 GAMES: Twins: 5-5, batting average of .231, 4.81 ERA, outscored by four points

Orioles: 1-9, batting average of .247, 8.06 wpm average, outscored by 33 points

INJURIES: Twins: Devin Smeltzer: (elbow), Michael Pineda: (abscess), Kenta Maeda: (groin), Edwar Colina: (right elbow), Shaun Anderson: (quad), Jake Cave: (back), Byron Buxton: (hip), Jorge Polanco: (ankle).

Orioles: Dillon Tate: (left hamstrings), Mac Sceroler: (shoulder), Hunter Harvey: (oblique), Chris Davis: (back).


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

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