Minnesota Twins probable pitchers & starting lineup vs. Houston Astros, June 1st

  • Twins are coming off a 6-1 win on Friday night
  • First pitch is scheduled for 3:10pm CT
  • Here’s everything to know about today’s game
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It seems the pendulum has finally swung back the other way for the Minnesota Twins. After back-to-back series sweeps at the hand of the Yankees and Guardians, the Twins have won eight of their last 11 games and are going for a fourth straight series victory.

Things got off to a great start on Friday night down in Houston, where Minnesota had no problem running through the Astros. The Twins handed Ronel Blanco his first truly bad start of the season win a 6-1 victory.

The win is also cathartic in that it helps the team punch back after Houston bounce Minnesota from the ALDS last October. Plenty of work still needs to be done for the Twins to get back to that level, but the way the team won on Friday was a huge confidence booster that can hopefully carry them into a successful weekend.

Twins vs. Astros probable starting pitchers, June 1

After a phenomenal start by Pablo Lopez, Joe Ryan (4-3, 2.96 ERA) will look to follow up not only what happened on Friday night but will look to keep his own hot streak going. Ryan has finally started to develop into the ace the Twins need him to be alongside Lopez, and he has a chance to further solidify that on Saturday.

Ever since getting roughed up by the Yankees a few weeks ago, Ryan bounced back with a pair of solid outings against Washington and Kansas City. He combined for 15 strikeouts over 14 innings in those two starts, allowing just seven hits and a single run.

That’s the Joe Ryan the Twins have been wanting to see for a while and it seems he’s finally found his groove this season.

Framer Valdez (3-3, 4.34 ERA) will be on the other side going for the Houston Astros. He saw the Twins last year in the ALDS but would probably like to forget that. He pitched the only game Houston lost, getting blasted for five runs on seven hits in just 4.1 innings of work.

It ended up being a signature win for the Twins, with Pablo Lopez throwing a gem and Carlos Correa proving why he’s worth every penny of his $200 million contract.

What time is the Minnesota Twins game today?

Minnesota will kick off the first of back-to-back day games in Houston, with first pitch on Saturday scheduled for 3:10pm CT. It will be a tight turnaround on Sunday, as the Twins will be back in action at 12:10pm CT before getting a day off on Monday to head out to New York to play the Yankees.

How to watch Minnesota Twins game today?

While MLB on FOX is airing a handful of games each Saturday, the Twins won’t be part of that action today. Instead the game will be broadcast on Bally Sports North for all six fans who can still actually access that channel.

  • Game time: 3:10 pm CT
  • Date: Saturday, June 1, 2024
  • Location: Houston, TX
  • Stadium: Minute Maid Park
  • TV Channel: Bally Sports North

Here are some streaming options, just to make sure all of your bases are covered.

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