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Minnesota Twins (10-2) at Pittsburgh Pirates (2-10)
Thursday, August 6th, 1:35 PM EDT
The Twins sit at the top of the AL Central standings with a 10-2 record, one of the best in all of baseball, and they own a 9-1 record over their last 10 games – they undoubtedly are one of the hottest teams in MLB right now. Meanwhile, the Pirates are 2-10 and have performed as many expected – after all, they were always expected to be one of the weakest sides in the National League. The pitching matchup favors the Twins as well, as Kenta Maeda will go up against JT Brubaker in a duel of right-handers. Maeda has been one of the best pitchers in the American League this season, and he should be in line for a strong performance against the weak Pirates lineup.
Akil Baddoo - Out - Elbow
5/25 1:32 PM EST - Baddoo will have reconstructive elbow surgery and the hope is that he is ready for spring training in 2020, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports. He suffered a left elbow strain earlier in the month, and unfortunately his 2019 season will largely amount to a lost year. Baddoo's dynasty stock had been trending down before the injury, as he was hitting .214/.290/.393 with four home runs, six steals and a 29.8 percent strikeout rate in 29 games with High-A