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Series Preview: Twins at Indians

Oh boy, here we go, 7 in a row.

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After being swept in a rain-shortened two-game series with Baltimore, the Twins pack their bags and head to Cleveland for 3 games. We're on a bit of a roll, losing our last seven games, the longest losing streak this year since starting 0-9.

Cleveland is kind of under performing, but still in the thick of things at 16-15, and 5 games behind the White Sox. For reference, the Twins are 14 games back.

Believe it or not, the Twins took 2 of three from Cleveland in Minnesota (both walk-off thrillers). Remember that? When we had hopes of sniffing a .500 record? Of course, the Twins proceeded to go 1-10 since but let's not talk about that.

Who's hot:

Trevor Plouffe: 6-19, 2 2B, HR, 3 RBI

Mike Napoli: 8-24, 2 2B, 2 HR, 3 BB, 5 RBI

Jason Kipnis: 9-25, 2B, 3B

Who's not:

Jorge Polanco, Joe Mauer,

Byung Ho Park, Danny Santana, Miguel Sano: 9-67 (.134)

Yan Gomes 0-19, 2 BB

Game 1

Friday, May 13th, 6:10 PM CDT


Radio: TIBN, Go 96.3

Probables: Ricky Nolasco (1-1. 4.70) vs Josh Tomlin (5-0, 3.72)

Mauer is 7-18 against Tomlin in his career. Kipnis is 4-12 with a homer, and 5 runs batted in against Ricky.

Game 2

Saturday, May 14th, 3:10 PM CDT


Radio: TIBN, Go 96.3

Probables: Ervin Santana (0-2, 3.86) vs Corey Kluber (2-4, 4.14)

Joe Mauer (.282, .364,.564, 2 HR) and Trevor Plouffe (.308,.308,.590, 3 HR) both have hit Kluber very well in their careers. Mike Napoli has 3 homers and 3 doubles in 23 plate appearances against Ervin.

Game 3

Sunday, May 15th, 12:10 PM CDT


Radio: TIBN, Go 96.3

Probables: Tyler Duffey (0-2, 2.62) vs Trevor Bauer (3-0, 3.86)

Oswaldo Arcia has 4 HR in 10 trips against Bauer. Wow.

Prediction: ARCIA BANG.

Stats courtesy of Baseball-Reference.