Minnesota Twins vs. Milwaukee Brewers Preview and Predictions 08-14-2019 in MLB
The Minnesota Twins on Monday found themselves in second place for the first time since April 20 but regained the top spot in the American League Central one day later and look to stay there when they visit the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday afternoon for the finale of their two-game interleague series. Marwin Gonzalez belted a go-ahead, three-run homer in the eighth inning as the Twins posted a 7-5 win on Tuesday to move one-half game ahead of Cleveland in the division.
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Gonzalez is 9-for-23 with a pair of homers and six RBIs during his six-game hitting streak while Eddie Rosario recorded two hits and scored twice on Tuesday but remained one home run shy of 100 for his career. Kyle Gibson looks to rebound from a rough outing last time out when he takes the mound for Minnesota while the Brewers counter with Gio Gonzalez in the finale of their five-game homestand,during which they are 2-2. Milwaukee is 2 ? games out in the National League Central and 1 ? back in the wild-card race after losing for just the second time in seven contests on Tuesday. MVP candidate Christian Yelich returned to the lineup for the Brewers after missing five straight games with back stiffness and went 1-for-5 as he remains one homer shy of becoming the seventh player in team history to launch 40 in a single season.
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PITCHING MATCHUP: Twins RH Kyle Gibson (11-5, 4.24 ERA) vs. Brewers LH Gio Gonzalez (2-1, 3.20)
Gibson saw his nine-game unbeaten streak come to an end on Thursday, when he permitted six runs - five earned - on four hits and six walks over 4 1/3 innings against Cleveland. The 31-year-old native of Indiana went 4-0 with a 3.74 ERA in his previous nine appearances, including one out of the bullpen. Mike Moustakas is 11-for-35 with three doubles and a homer versus Gibson, who is 1-2 with a 5.70 ERA in five career games against Milwaukee.
Gonzalez is winless in his last six starts and has not received a decision in his last five outings after giving up one run and two hits over five innings against Texas on Friday. The 33-year-old Floridian has completed six innings just once this year and is 0-1 with a 2.91 ERA in four turns at home in 2019. Jason Castro is 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles against Gonzalez, who gave up four runs over 4 2/3 innings in a no-decision at Minnesota on May 27.
1. Brewers LF Ryan Braun has gone 14-for-38 with a homer and five RBIs while hitting safely in 11 straight starts.
2. Minnesota 3B Miguel Sano, who recorded a single on Tuesday, has hit safely in 24 straight starts in interleague games.
3. Milwaukee C Yasmani Grandal reached the 20-homer plateau for the fourth straight season on Tuesday with his first blast since July 6.
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Key Players to Watch
- BATTING 0.400 Jacob Nottingham #26 | C
- HOMERUNS 41 Christian Yelich #22 | CF
- RUNS BATTED IN 89 Christian Yelich #22 | CF
- STOLEN BASES 24 Christian Yelich #22 | CF
- EARNED RUN AVERAGE 54 Deolis Guerra #64 | RP
- WINS 11 Brandon Woodruff # | RP
- STRIKEOUTS 104 Eric Thames #7 | 1B
- SAVES 25 Josh Hader #71 | RP
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- BackProb Mon | probable
Davies has been activated from the 10-day injured list with back spasms and is expected to return to the mound Monday against the Cardinals.
- ObliqueMid Sept | 10-day IL
Chacin has been added to the 10-day injured list with a right lat strain. He is expected to be out until at least the middle of September.
- ObliqueOut Mon | out
Cain was held out the last game with a tweaked oblique muscle and will not be in Monday's lineup versus the Cardinals.
- RestQues Mon | questionable
Braun is not expected to suit up against the Cardinals on Monday due to a day of rest.
- RestQues Sun | questionable
Cain is not expected to be in the lineup Sunday as he will likely be given a routine day for rest.
- RestQues Sat | questionable
Cain is not expected to be in the starting lineup against the Nationals on Saturday as he is likely to receive a day of rest.
- BackOut Sun | out
Yelich missed the previous four games with a sore back and will not be in the lineup against the Rangers on Sunday.
- ElbowLate Aug | 60-day IL
Nelson has been moved to the 60-day injured list due to a right elbow effusion. He has begun a rehab assignment and is expected to return during the latter part of August.
- ThumbLate Aug | 10-day IL
Wade Jr. has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a dislocated right thumb. He is projected to remain idle until at least the end of August.
- IllnessQues Mon | questionable
Kepler left the last game due to a heat illness, and it is unknown if the symptoms will subside in time for Monday's tilt against the White Sox.
- WristProb Mon | 10-day IL
Cruz has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a ruptured ECU tendon in his left wrist. He is expected to be activated in time for Monday's game against the White Sox.
- ShoulderEarly Sept | 10-day IL
Buxton is on the 10-day injured list due to left shoulder subluxation but is expected to return towards the start of September.
- TricepProb Thurs | probable
Pineda has been activated from the 10-day injured list after a right triceps strain and will return to the starting rotation Thursday against the Rangers.
- BicepProb Tues | probable
Dyson has been activated from the 10-day injured list after healing from right biceps tendinitis, and he is expected to be available Tuesday against the Brewers.
- ObliqueEarly Sept | 10-day IL
Astudillo has landed on the 10-day injured list due to a strained left oblique. He is likely to come off the IL during the beginning of September.
- RestQues Wed | questionable
Kepler is not expected to be in the starting lineup against the Braves on Wednesday as he is likely to receive a day of rest.
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