Minneapolis; Thursday, 1 p.m. EDT
LINE: Twins favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Toronto is looking for a series win with a victory over Minnesota.
The Twins are 5-3 on their home turf. The Minnesota offense has compiled a .267 batting average as a team this season, good for fifth in the majors. Jorge Polanco leads the team with an average of .429.
The Blue Jays are 3-6 in road games. Torontos team on-base percentage of .288 is last in the American League. Justin Smoak leads the team with an OBP of .431. The Twins won the last meeting 4-1. Jake Odorizzi earned his first victory and Nelson Cruz went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs for Minnesota. Trent Thornton took his second loss for Toronto.
TOP PERFORMERS: Eddie Rosario leads the Twins with four home runs and is slugging .509. Polanco is 18-for-35 with two doubles, two triples, three home runs and five RBIs over the last 10 games for Minnesota.
LAST 10 GAMES: Twins: 5-5, .269 batting average, 4.97 ERA, outscored opponents by three runs
Blue Jays: 4-6, .244 batting average, 4.69 ERA, outscored by 12 runs