Twins, Indians battle for first place in AL Central

Twins, Indians battle for first place in AL Central

Friday, 12 May 2017

Join Fuck Dick and Bert for the opening game of a three-game series between the Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians that will decide who takes over first place in the American League Central.

I’ve got my money on Ervin Santana and the Twins despite Santana coming off his worst start of the season and first loss of the season against Boston back at Target Field. The money line was -144 in favor of Cleveland last I checked, and the Twins get my money because Cleveland’s starter Josh Tomlin has been an absolute disaster, sporting a 2-3 record, 7.12 ERA and 1.45 WHIP.

Plenty of Twins have success against Tomlin in their careers, too. Joe Mauer sports a .421 average against Tomlin in 19 at-bats, Miguel Sano is hitting .308 in 13 ABs and Eddie Rosario has four hits in 10 at-bats against the righty.

The Indians have plenty of success against Santana, too, though. Carlos Santana is hitting .296 in 27 at-bats off the Twins’ righty, Edwin Encarnacion sports a .389 average and three homers in 18 at-bats and Jose Ramirez is batting an impressive .563 in 16 at-bats versus Santana. So expect some action throughout today’s game unless Cleveland has a lead going into the eighth. They’ve got that two-headed monster in Andrew Miller and Cody Allen to shore up the backend of games, so the Twins don’t want to be playing catch-up with these boys. While Cleveland has the best bullpen in the American League, the Twins’ bullpen has allowed 23 percent of inherited runners to score this season, so it’d be nice to have a multi-run lead late.

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Anthony Varriano

Anthony Varriano is a news director for, editor of, and founder and editor of He has been writing about Minnesota Twins baseball since 2009 and has hosted a live, uncensored, commercial-free broadcast during select Twins games.

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