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Watch the Live Play-by-Play of the Baltimore Orioles (14-34) @ Minnesota Twins (30-19) MLB The Show SIM. 7:10pmCT

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#1 thuuuuney

thuuuuney

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Posted 20 May 2020 - 04:15 PM

Catch-up
If you were checking track at home, yesterday's game ended in very *Mark Buerhle-*esk action as the game only lasted 1hr and 20min. But with that pitcher's duel the Twins came out on top courtesy of the American League leader in ERA, Homer Bailey (1.63). The final game of the series tonight with the Twins going for the sweep.

 

Pre-game
6:50pmCT

 

Where to watch.
Virtual Twins Network
 

AL Central Standings

1. Twins 30-19 
2. Indians 27-24 
3. Royals 25-24 
4. White Sox 21-28 
5. Tigers 19-30 

 

Starting Pitchers

  • Baltimore: Keegan Akin 3-5, 4.81 ERA, 48.2 IP, 37 K's
  • Minnesota: Kenta Maeda 1-2, 3.46 ERA, 39.0 IP, 61 K's

Baltimore Batting Order

  1. 2B Andrew Velzquez .300 BA, 3 HR, 6 RBI
  2. LF Anthony Santander .233 BA, 5 HR, 18 RBI
  3. DH Renato Nunez .250 BA, 5 HR, 25 RBI
  4. CF Austin Hays .248 BA, 4 HR, 7 RBI
  5. 3B Rio Ruiz .316 BA, 0 HR, 0 RBI
  6. 1B Chris Davis* .163 BA, 3 HR, 10 RBI
  7. RF Dwight Smith Jr. .267 BA, 4 HR, 14 RBI
  8. SS Jose Iglesias .226 BA, 1 HR, 12 RBI
  9. C Austin Wynns .216 BA, 4 HR, 11 RBI

*Chris Davis: Milestone Watch, #298 Career HR

 

Minnesota Batting Order

  1. LF Eddie Rosario .256 BA, 9 HR, 23 RBI
  2. SS Jorge Polanco .280 BA, 7 HR, 35 RBI
  3. C Mitch Garver .329 BA, 17 HR, 34 RBI
  4. DH Nelson Cruz .256 BA, 8 HR, 27 RBI
  5. 3B Josh Donaldson .232 BA, 3 HR, 14 RBI
  6. RF Max Kepler .223 BA, 10 HR, 19 RBI
  7. 1B Willians Astudillo .161 BA, 0 HR, 1 RBI
  8. 2B Ehire Adrianza .306 BA, 1 HR, 8 RBI
  9. CF Byron Buxton .226 BA, 6 HR, 17 RBI

*= Mitch Garver: 1st among Catchers in BA,HR,RBI,OBP,SLG,OPS (.325/17/33/.411//.695/1.106)

 

Bomba Tracker
- 2020: 81
- 2019 through 49 games: 96 (8HR day for 2019 Twins against LAA in a 16-7 win on May 23rd.)

 

Storylines
1. The Twins will turn from their most reliable starter in Homer Bailey to their most questionable one in Kenta Maeda. Maeda is averaging 4 1/3IP per outing this year and those numbers has crunched even more in the month of May. The Twins are hoping the Kenta of April can return to his "ace," form (23.1IP, 10H, 4ER, 8BB, 42K's with a 1-1 record in 5 starts in May).
2. The recipe for success for Baltimore will be to work Kenta early and often and try to get another early exit and try and take getaway day. The O's are now 0-8 in their last meetings with Minnesota from 2019-2020 and will try and steal a game tonight.

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