Minnesota Twins (26-17, third in the AL Central) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (17-16, second in the NL Central)
St. Louis; Tuesday, 3:15 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Minnesota: Jose Berrios (3-3, 4.29 ERA) St. Louis: Carlos Martinez (0-1, 14.73 ERA)
BOTTOM LINE: Minnesota heads into the matchup fresh off a strong showing by Michael Pineda. Pineda went seven innings, giving up two runs on three hits with eight strikeouts against Detroit.
The Cardinals are 9-9 on their home turf. St. Louis' team on-base percentage of .336 is second in the National League. Paul Goldschmidt leads the lineup with an OBP of .463.
The Twins have gone 9-12 away from home. The Minnesota pitching staff owns a combined team ERA of 3.63, Kenta Maeda leads the staff with a mark of 2.77.
TOP PERFORMERS: Goldschmidt leads the Cardinals with 34 hits and is batting .324.
Miguel Sano leads the Twins with 21 extra base hits and is batting .240.
INJURIES: Cardinals: Ricardo Sanchez: (elbow), Miles Mikolas: (forearm), Kwang Hyun Kim: (kidney), Genesis Cabrera: (finger), John Brebbia: (elbow), Dexter Fowler: (stomach), Yadier Molina: (elbow).
Twins: Jake Odorizzi: (chest), Homer Bailey: (biceps), Max Kepler: (adductor), Nelson Cruz: (hip), Mitch Garver: (right intercostal), Alex Avila: (low back).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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