CLEVELAND– After coming off a series win against the Angels this past weekend, the Indians welcome the Minnesota Twins for a four-game series. Overall this season, Minnesota is 7-5 against the Tribe.
Time: 7:10 p.m.
Starting pitchers: CLE Trevor Bauer (10-6, 2.34 ERA) vs. MIN Kyle Gibson (5-8, 3.47 ERA)
TV: STO, ESPN+
Radio: WTAM 1100 AM, 100.7 WMMS FM, Indians Radio Network
1. Bauer Outage
Indians RHP Trevor Bauer will take the hill for the Tribe to open up the series. This year Bauer is 1-1 against the Twins owning a 3.75 ERA. The All-Star hasn’t lost a game since June 2 and in his last 6 starts, he is 3-0.
2. Attacking Kyle Gibson
Twins starter Kyle Gibson also own a 1-1 record against the Indians this season. Overall in his career, he is 3-7. Gibson only has given up five runs in his three starts.
3. Important Series
The Indians enter this series with a nine game lead in the AL Central, and this is an important series for both teams. For the Tribe, it’s all about gaining their confidence and could be a huge boost if they come out in this series with winning three games or even a sweep before heading out to Chicago on Friday.