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Game 76: Cleveland at Twins

Keep your eye - or at least, the eyes in the back of your head - on the ball.

MLB: Cleveland Indians at Minnesota Twins Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

First Pitch: 1:10 pm CDT

TV: Bally Sports North / MLBN

Radio: WCCO 830 / The Wolf 102.9 FM / TIBN / Audacy

The series is even at a game apiece, and game 76 is even by virtue of not being an odd number.

Today it will be the lefty Sam Hentges — not Hedges, or Hinges, but the much more popular ‘Hentges’ — the rookie sensation with a league-leading eight wild pitches. Hentges was last seen facing the Twins on April 28th, when he soaked up some innings during a 10-2 Twins victory. The young southpaw has not been limiting much hard contact in 2021, but has workable velocity and is a product of the Cleveland pitching system, which means anything can (and will) happen.

Maeda is back out there for Minnesota. Despite giving up a pair of homers, he earned a win in Texas last weekend, and is looking to make it seven straight starts with three earned runs allowed or fewer. Maeda has not pitched into the seventh inning yet this season.

Today's Lineups

Cesar Hernandez - DH Jorge Polanco - 2B
Amed Rosario - SS Josh Donaldson - 3B
Jose Ramirez - 3B Nelson Cruz - DH
Eddie Rosario - LF Trevor Larnach - RF
Bobby Bradley - 1B Ryan Jeffers - C
Josh Naylor - RF Miguel Sano - 1B
Ernie Clement - 2B Luis Arraez - LF
Bradley Zimmer - CF Gilberto Celestino - CF
Rene Rivera - C Andrelton Simmons - SS
Sam Hentges - LHP Kenta Maeda - RHP

Louie Lots-o-Bags is back out in left tonight after a strong slugging showing on Friday night. Miguel Sano gets the start, but hits behind Ryan Jeffers, who’s working an .845 OPS in June.