Minnesota Twins (101-61) @ New York Yankees (103-59)
October 4, 2019, 7:07 PM ET (Yankee Stadium)
Line: Minnesota Twins +170 New York Yankees -200
This is game 1 of a five-game series between the AL Central champions and the winners of the AL East in this divisional series. Both these teams have high-powered offenses as they are the top 2 in runs per game and also led the majors in home runs. The Yankees won the season series between these clubs 4-2 this season. Minnesota has yet to defeat the Yankees in their six postseason matchups in these teams’ history. The last time these teams met in the postseason was a 2017 wild-card game that saw an 8-4 Yankees win.
Minnesota hopes to turn around form against the Yankees
Minnesota is 4-13 SU in their last 17 games against NY Yankees. The Twins will give the ball to Jose Berrios who had a great season going 14-8 with a 3.68 ERA which was 8th in the AL in ERA. Minnesota is just 19-13 in Berrios’ 32 starts this season. Berris has been good away from home with a 7-4 record with a 3.84 ERA. However, he hasn’t been able to match his strong first half with his second half. He is 6-3 with a 4.64 ERA and has 28 walks in 14 starts since the all-star break. The Twins in the regular season saw them have the best road record in the majors with a 55-26 record.
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