The Minnesota Twins are currently on a three-game winning streak, the longest in the American League. They are one game back of the Houston Astros for the second Wild Card spot and will look to complete the sweep of the Cleveland Indians tonight at Target Field.
Kyle Gibson will be on the mound for the Twins in the series finale. In his last seven starts Gibson is 2-1 with a 3.65 earned run average. He’s pitched six or more innings in his last four starts and will be looking for his third straight quality start.
This will be Gibson’s first start against the Indians this season. In five career starts against the Indians, Gibson is 1-1 with a 5.61 earned run average.
Gibson is 6-4 with a 3.10 earned run average at Target Field this season. He hasn’t lost a start at home since July 26 against the New York Yankees. Since that start he hasn’t given up more than three runs at home in five starts.
A night after knocking around the reinging American League Cy Young award winner the Twins will look to stay hot against Cody Anderson. The Twins were able to knock Anderson out of the game early in his only start against the Twins lasting just 2.2 innings and giving up six runs.
Joe Mauer tied the franchise record by reaching base safely for the 42nd straight game last night. He’ll be looking to break Bob Allison’s record tonight.
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