Minnesota Twins at Toronto Blue Jays 6/9/23: Game Preview




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Date: June 9, 2023
Time: 7:07 PM
Location: Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario

The Minnesota Twins (31-31) are set to face off against the Toronto Blue Jays (35-28) at the Rogers Centre. According to ESPN’s analytics, the Twins are slightly favored with a 53.5% chance of winning.

Starting Pitchers:

For the Twins, right-handed pitcher Sonny Gray (4-1, 2.15 ERA, 1.22 WHIP) will take the mound. In his 67 innings of work, Gray has managed to strike out 71 batters, walk 24, and allow just one home run.

On the Blue Jays’ side, left-handed pitcher Yusei Kikuchi (6-2, 4.40 ERA, 1.37 WHIP) will be starting. Over his 61.1 innings, he’s struck out 60, given up 20 walks, and has allowed 17 home runs.

Star Players:

The Twins’ offense is led by Joey Gallo, who has hit 11 home runs and driven in 23 runs, with a .188 batting average. Byron Buxton leads the team in batting average with .220.

For the Blue Jays, Bo Bichette stands out with his 14 home runs, 42 RBIs, and a significant .331 batting average.

Key Stats:

Looking at team stats, the Blue Jays have the advantage in batting average (.264 to .229), OBP (.333 to .312), and SLG (.426 to .395). However, the Twins have an edge in home runs (78 to 75), ERA (3.46 to 3.83), and WHIP (1.17 to 1.25), indicating a potentially tight contest.

The Twins have lost four of their last five games, while the Blue Jays have managed to win three of their last five.


Even though the Twins are slight favorites according to ESPN’s analytics, the Blue Jays have been in better recent form. Still, baseball’s unpredictable nature means that the game’s outcome could swing either way. Toronto Blue Jays win a close game 5-4.

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