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That Minnesota Twins will try to snatch their two-game loss when they meet St. Louis Cardinals in the first game of their three-game interleague series Friday night. The Twins lose a 17-14 loss to Detroit. The Cardinals lose a 7-2 defeat to Cleveland.
Minnesota is 8-2 in its last 10 games against St. Louis. Louis.
Twins trying to end the downturn
The Twins are not playing well at the moment and they have lost five of their last seven games. They will try to turn things around with a win over the Cardinals, which will give them their second win in a row and third win in their last eight games.
Minnesota has an average of 4.64 runs per. Match. Their .244 batting average is 10th in the league. Their .318 base rate is 14th, while their .431 slugging percentage is sixth.
Nelson Cruz leads Minnesota with a .294 stroke average and 19 home runs, while Jorge Polanco leads the team with 51 RBI.
Minnesota’s pitching is one of the worst in the league. Opponents have a strike value of 0.259 against the Twins, which is 28th in the league. Their 5.01 ERA is 28th, while their 1.34 WHIP is 19th.
In his final start, Berrio gave up three hits and two runs in seven innings, leading to a 2-1 loss to Los Angeles. They need another solid performance from him if they want to win this game.
Cardinals go to third victory in four games
The Cardinals jumped back from their two-game loss by winning two of their last three matches. They will try to keep momentum going with a win over the twins, giving them their third win in their last four competitions.
St. Louis drives an average of 4.01 runs per. Match. Their .233 batting average is 24th in the league. Their .304 base rate is 25th, while their .389 slugging percentage is 23rd.
Paul Goldschmidt leads St.Louis with an average of 0.269, while Nolan Arenado leads the team with 20 home runs and 61 RBI.
St. Louis’ pitching is better than the team’s offense. Opponents have a .233 batting average against the Cardinals, which is 11th in the league. Their 4.22 ERA is 16th, while their 1.36 WHIP is 21St..
In his last start, LeBlanc gave up eight hits and three runs in four innings, leading to a 6-5 loss to Cincinnati. They need a better effort from him if they want to win.
St. Louis is:
- 6-1 in their last 7 home games against a team with a losing record.
- 6-1 in their last 7 home games against a team with a road-winning% of less than .400.
- 0-4 in their last 4 road matches against a left-handed starter.
- 0-4 in their last 4 after scoring 5 runs or more in their previous match.