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Minnesota Twins (26-17) at St. Louis Cardinals (17-16)
Tuesday, September 8th, 3:15 PM EDT
Two contending teams will collide at Busch Stadium and, even though the Twins have the better record, it wouldn't be wise to count out the Cardinals – they are on the rise and could pose a tough matchup for Minnesota. The pitching matchup will be stellar here – Jose Berrios will get the nod for the Twins, while Carlos Martinez, who will make his first start since recovering from COVID-19, will get the nod for the Cardinals. Berrios seems to have the edge since he's rounding into form of late. He has given up just four runs in 17.2 innings across his last three starts, allowing a .175 batting average in that stretch.
Alex Avila - 10-Day IL - Back
9/5 1:31 PM EST - Avila was placed on the 10-day injured list with lower back tightness Saturday, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Avila saw an uptick in playing time recently with Mitch Garver (side) on the injured list, but he'll now be sidelined with an injury of his own. Willians Astudillo was recalled in a corresponding move and should serve as the backup catcher behind Ryan Jeffers while Avila recovers.
Akil Baddoo - Out - Elbow
5/25 1:32 PM EST - Baddoo will have reconstructive elbow surgery and the hope