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MLB: Minnesota Twins vs Houston Astros | 24 August, 8:10 AM (PST) 


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POTENTIAL STARTING LINEUPS: 

MINNESOTA TWINS: 

C | Gary Sanchez 

FB | Luis Arraez 

SB | Jorge Polanco 

S | Carlos Correa 

TB | Gio Urshela 

LF | Alex Kirilloff 

CF | Byron Buxton 

RF | Max Kepler 

DH | Jose Miranda 

 

HOUSTON ASTROS: 

C | Martin Maldonado 

FB | Yuli Gurriel 

SB | Jose Altuve 

S | Jeremy Pena 

TB | Alex Bregman 

LF | Michael Brantley 

CF | Jose Siri  

RF | Kyle Tucker 

DH | Yordan Alvarez 

Coming in for a three-day series, the Minnesota Twins will be ending their campaign with the Texas Rangers to pay Minute Maid Park a visit. The Houston Astros shall be welcoming the Twins in their humble abode with the intent of obliterating them, of course. 8:10 AM on Wednesday, August 24th, the pair shall go head-to-head with hopes of avenging their recent losses, but who comes out on top? Here are our thoughts.  

 

Our home team, the Houston Astros, is currently one of the leading teams in the MLB ranking third (78-45) and trailing closely behind the New York Mets (79-44). In their division in the American League West, the Astros wears the crown with the Seattle Mariners (66-56) at a safe distance behind. Per their last five games, Houston has won three with one of which included thrashing the Chicago White Sox in a 21-5 game. If we look at their records alone, the Astros have the advantage; however, batting leader Yordan Alvarez has been injured. While there is a chance he might play Wednesday’s game as he’s categorized under day-to-day, there is also a chance he might not. 

 

Looking over to the visitors, the Minnesota Twins are in the middle of the board. With 62-57, they rank second in AL Central and 14th overall. As they await to finish their series with the Rangers with one more game, they’re clutching to win as they’ve lost twice in the four-game series. Dylan Bundy is expected to pitch this Wednesday. He possesses a 4.60 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 77 strikeouts. Being in the MLB limbo, there’s no hiding that the Twins aren’t very established this season though they are performing a bit better than their last. Pitching isn’t a strength of theirs right now, and Houston will very much exploit that. 

 

Ultimately, one team stands taller than the other in this coming fixture, and it looks like the Houston Astros will be cutting their losing streak short to the demise of the Twins. Houston might not have Alvarez right now, but they can afford to play without him. If he does turn up, it’s going to be even harder for Minnesota. It’s a clear wager, and we’re betting on the Houston Astros.  

 

8:10 AM (PST), Wednesday, 24 August 2022. Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX. 

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