As the series shifts to Minnesota, the Twins have one goal: staying alive.
After dropping the first two games to the New York Yankees in the American League Divisional Series, the Twins will need to claw their way back from a huge deficit. This best-of-five series could end tonight if Minnesota doesn’t find a way to crack New York.
Jake Odorizzi will be tasked with extending this series for the Twins. This season, Odorizzi was 15-7 with a 3.51 ERA. Since allowing 9 runs against the Yankees on May 4, Odorizzi has not allowed more than three runs in 10 starts since.
Online bookmaker SportsBetting has the Yankees at -144 to win tonight’s game.
The Yankees have been hitting the Twins all over the park. Through two games, New York has managed to score 18 runs, while allowing just 6.
D.J. LeMahieu and Didi Gregorius have tormented the Twins this postseason, with 4 RBI each. Jorge Polanco is the only Minnesota player with more than one RBI in the postseason with 2.
The Twins have not made it past the ALDS since 2002, where they would lose the ALCS to the Anaheim Angels. This was also the last time Minnesota was able to push the ALDS to five-games, beating out the Oakland Athletics.
Could this be another season destined for the Twins to lose, or could they reverse sweep the Yankees?