Yankees host the Twins on 6-game home win streak

September 8, 2022 GMT

Minnesota Twins (68-67, third in the AL Central) vs. New York Yankees (83-54, first in the AL East)

New York; Thursday, 7:05 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Twins: Sonny Gray (7-4, 3.10 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, 101 strikeouts); Yankees: Nestor Cortes (0-0)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Yankees -276, Twins +910; over/under is 7 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The New York Yankees will try to keep a six-game home win streak going when they face the Minnesota Twins.

New York is 83-54 overall and 48-20 in home games. The Yankees have a 50-16 record in games when they out-hit their opponents.

Minnesota is 68-67 overall and 28-38 in road games. The Twins have the fifth-ranked team batting average in the AL at .248.

Thursday’s game is the seventh time these teams square off this season. The Yankees are ahead 5-1 in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: DJ LeMahieu has 18 doubles, 12 home runs and 46 RBI while hitting .262 for the Yankees. Aaron Judge is 12-for-32 with two doubles and six home runs over the past 10 games.

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Luis Arraez has 25 doubles, a triple, eight home runs and 45 RBI for the Twins. Carlos Correa is 9-for-38 with three doubles, two home runs and five RBI over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Yankees: 5-5, .179 batting average, 3.17 ERA, outscored by one run

Twins: 4-6, .240 batting average, 5.06 ERA, outscored by nine runs

INJURIES: Yankees: DJ LeMahieu: day-to-day (toe), Anthony Rizzo: 10-Day IL (back), Giancarlo Stanton: day-to-day (foot), Luis Gil: 60-Day IL (elbow), Andrew Benintendi: 10-Day IL (wrist), Aroldis Chapman: 15-Day IL (leg), Harrison Bader: 60-Day IL (foot), Nestor Cortes Jr.: 15-Day IL (groin), Scott Effross: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Albert Abreu: 15-Day IL (elbow), Matt Carpenter: 10-Day IL (foot), Luis Severino: 60-Day IL (lat), Miguel Castro: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Michael King: 60-Day IL (elbow), Chad Green: 60-Day IL (elbow), Stephen Ridings: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Zack Britton: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Twins: Tyler Mahle: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Ryan Jeffers: 60-Day IL (thumb), Jorge Polanco: 10-Day IL (knee), Sonny Gray: day-to-day (hamstring), Trevor Larnach: 60-Day IL (core), Cole Sands: 15-Day IL (arm), Byron Buxton: 10-Day IL (hip), Alex Kirilloff: 60-Day IL (wrist), Miguel Sano: 60-Day IL (knee), Bailey Ober: 60-Day IL (groin), Danny Coulombe: 60-Day IL (hip), Cody Stashak: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Royce Lewis: 60-Day IL (knee), Chris Paddack: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jhon Romero: 60-Day IL (biceps), Jorge Alcala: 60-Day IL (elbow), Randy Dobnak: 60-Day IL (finger), Kenta Maeda: 60-Day IL (elbow)

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.