2:10 pm
September 11

Guardians @ Twins

Who will WIN this matchup?

Cleveland Guardians (72-65)

@ Minnesota Twins (69-69)


Starting Pitchers:

Bieber (CLE): 9-8; 2.96 ERA

Winder (MIN) 4-3; 3.77 ERA


Current odds:

Cleveland Guardians: (-155)

Minnesota Twins: (+130)


Bieber is 5-1 with 3.54 ERA in 14 career appearances and 13 starts against the Twins, including 2-1 with a 3.21 ERA in seven games (six starts) at Target Field. Winder, a seventh-round draft pick out of the Virginia Military Institute in 2018, has faced the Guardians once. On June 28, he allowed four hits while tossing six shutouts innings in a 6-0 win in Cleveland.

The Twins still have five games over a four-day stretch next weekend in Cleveland. But a win on Sunday and a 2 1/2-game deficit would make catching the Guardians much more doable than trying to make up a 4 1/2-game deficit.

Minnesota has gotten off to bad starts in the first two games of the series. The Twins gave up four first-inning runs and trailed 7-0 midway through a 7-6 loss on Friday. They trailed 5-0 in the first four innings of a 6-4 loss on Saturday. The Twins scored four times in the bottom of the ninth and had the tying run in Miranda on first when Max Kepler grounded out to end the game against closer Emmanuel Clase.

Cleveland improved to 8-5 in head-to-head games with Minnesota this season as Triston McKenzie scattered six hits over seven shutout innings and Amed Rosario hit a two-run homer in the first on Saturday. The Guardians head into Sunday with a 1 1/2-game lead over second-place Chicago and have four games remaining with the White Sox, including a makeup game on Thursday in Cleveland after a three-game series with the Angels.

StreakSmarter Pick
Cleveland Guardians