Minnesota Twins vs. Tampa Bay Rays series preview
The Minnesota Twins took three-of-four games from the Rays in St. Petersburg, but with both teams coming in struggling, who will get the upper hand?
The bad news is that the Minnesota Twins are coming off their worst week of the season. The good news? The Twins still had a 3-4 record despite not having their top game and still sit atop the American League Central by a healthy margin. Although there are plenty of negative vibes surrounding the team, they still have the best record in the American League as well at 50-27.
After splitting with the Kansas City Royals last weekend, the Twins will come home to face another top American League team that has struggled lately in the Tampa Bay Rays. The three-game series will not only give the Twins a chance to get back on track, but do so against a team that is in the thick of the American League playoff race.
It will not be an easy task for the Twins to dominate the Rays like they did in St. Petersberg, as they’ll have the services of Tommy Pham and Avasail Garcia after they missed the final three games of that series due to injury. However, the Twins should have the services of Byron Buxton and a better turn through the rotation should give them an excellent chance to take down the Rays and return to their norm in 2019.