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Game 45: Twins at Mariners

Can the Twins win a season-high fifth in a row?

Minnesota Twins v Seattle Mariners
Not tonight’s starter. Just an awesome picture.
Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images

First Pitch: 9:10 pm CDT


Radio: TIBN

Last time out, Jose Berrios exhibited some uncharacteristic vulnerability, leading Minnesota to their only loss in a home series against the Los Angeles Angels. Tonight, he’s looking to bounce back against a powerful Seattle lineup. Berrios’ HR/9 of 1.4 is the second-worst qualified mark on the team, behind only Michael Pineda.

His opposite is Wade LeBlanc, enjoying his second stint in the M’s organization. He’s making his first start after an oblique strain landed him on the IL in early April. Before his inactivity, he had a 4.50 ERA in three starts, with an 11.8 H/9 and 1.625 WHIP. Minnesota will have a nice opportunity to capitalize on the rusty lefty.

A win tonight would not only clinch the four-game road series for the Twins, but it would mark their longest winning streak of 2019, at five games.


Today's Lineups

Jorge Polanco - SS Dee Gordon - 2B
Jonathan Schoop - 2B Mitch Haniger - RF
Marwin Gonzalez - 1B Daniel Vogelbach - DH
Eddie Rosario - LF Edwin Encarnacion - 1B
C.J. Cron - DH Omar Narvaez - C
Max Kepler - RF Ryon Healy - 3B
Miguel Sano - 3B Jay Bruce - LF
Jason Castro - C J.P. Crawford - SS
Byron Buxton - CF Mallex Smith - CF