The Houston Astros and Minnesota Twins go head-to-head Tuesday with the first pitch scheduled for 7:40 p.m. ET. The game will take place at Target Field in Minneapolis, MN and will only be available on local television or through an MLB.tv subscription. Justin Verlander and Joe Ryan are the expected starters for Tuesday’s match-up.
The Astros are 18-11 so far this season and second in the AL West to the Los Angeles Angels. Houston has 110 runs this season, Alex Bregman leads the team in RBIs with 17, and Michael Brantley has a season-high batting average of .273.
The Twins are the current leaders of the AL Central with an 18-11 record. They are 7-3 in their last ten games, 11-4 at home. The Twins find themselves in the middle of the league with their at-plate performance. Sixteenth in hits with 222 and seventeenth in runs with 117 so far this year. Carlos Correa currently leads the team with a batting average of .255.
Astros vs Gemini
pitchers: Justin Verlander vs. Joe Ryan
First pitch: 7:40 p.m
Astro’s local show: ATT Sports Net SW
Gemini local broadcast: Bally Sports North Extra
Live broadcast: MLB.tv (subscription)
Moneyline Odds: Astros -135, Gemini +115
Tips & Predictions
Moneyline pick: Gemini +115
This should be a relatively even matchup with two pitchers who have very similar numbers going into 2022, but I’m not sure why Minnesota is the underdog here. The Twins are at home and have the better offense in this duel. Minnesota has the 10th-best percentage on base, while Houston is 22nd in that category.
Player prop selection: Royce Lewis U0.5 scores (+110)
The Twins’ no. He didn’t play in the 2020 and 2021 seasons due to an injury and a season canceled due to the pandemic, and Lewis will face Verlander, who has allowed 5 or fewer hits in all five starts this season, getting into games pretty deep.
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