The Minnesota Twins are set to kick off a three-game weekend series on Friday night with the Texas Rangers, which will be Game 2 on Apple TV.
Entering action on Thursday, the Twins sit just one game behind the Cleveland Guardians for the top position in the AL Central, so this series is important for them as they look to keep pace in a tight race.
Pitching has been an issue for both sides this year, which only has one known starter available for this game, and that’s from the Texas side of things in Dane Dunning.
Dunning has posted a 2-6 record this year, along with a 4.12 ERA and 104 strikeouts.
Check back for more information on the Twins starter when it’s announced.
When and Where is Rangers-Twins?
Rangers: 52-65 | Twins: 61-55
Date: August 19, 2022, | First Pitch: 8:10 p.m. ET
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota | Stadium: Target Field
How to Watch Rangers-Twins?
TV: Apple TV+ | Live Stream: Apple TV App
Announcers: Melanie Newman, Chris Young, Hannah Keyser, and Brooke Fletcher
How to Bet Rangers-Twins
Moneyline: Rangers | Twins
Run Line: Rangers | Twins
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Will the Rangers Spoil Twins AL Central Hopes?
The Texas Rangers have certainly shown improvements this year, and that was the hope after diving into free agency head first and sending out some big contracts. With some of their big bats, there’s a chance that the Rangers can play spoiler here and be an obstacle to the Twins’ playoff hopes. Dunning has been fairly consistent and is a quality that arm should give them a chance to stay competitive in this game.
Rangers Projected Lineup:
2B Marcus Semien
SS Corey Seager
1B Nathaniel Lowe
RF Adolis Garcia
C Jonah Heim
CF Leody Taveras
DH Mark Mathias
3B Ezequiel Duran
LF Bubba Thompson
Starting Pitcher: Dane Dunning
Can the Twins Manufacture a Win to Keep Pace?
Even with some mediocre play of late, the Twins enter this series with the Rangers after winning three straight games over the Kansas City Royals, leading to a 5-5 record over their past ten games. The Rangers are certainly a threat in this contest, but the Twins should be able to continue rolling in this matchup and less their deficit in the AL Central.
Twins Projected Lineup:
CF Byron Buxton
SS Carlos Correa
2B Luis Arraez
1B Jose Miranda
3B Giovanny Urshela
CF Gilberto Celestino
C Gary Sanchez
RF Max Kepler
LF Nick Gordon
Starting Pitcher: TBD