Texas Rangers vs. Minnesota Twins: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 24, 2024

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May 24, 2024 6:18 AM
The Minnesota Twins, holding a 26-23 overall record and 11-11 home record, prepare to host the Texas Rangers on Friday, May 24 at 8:10 PM at Target Field. The Rangers, with a 24-27 overall record and 12-14 road record, look to turn their fortunes around in the American League matchup. Expect a thrilling contest as these AL foes clash in Minneapolis.
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Rangers vs Twins starting pitchers

  • Bailey Ober for Minnesota Twins
  • Jose Urena for Texas Rangers

Rangers vs Twins statistics

Stat Rangers Twins
Hits 428 (7th) 381 (23rd)
Batting Average .245 (12th) .232 (20th)
Runs Batted In 218 (11th) 203 (15th)
Runs 228 (11th) 220 (13th)
Home Runs 54 (Tied-11th) 54 (Tied-11th)
Walks 168 (Tied-8th) 138 (26th)
Stolen Bases 20 (29th) 28 (Tied-17th)
Strikeouts 398 (19th) 429 (13th)
Pitches 7332 (16th) 7063 (25th)

Minnesota Twins recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/22/24 @ Washington Nationals W 3-2
5/21/24 @ Washington Nationals W 10-0
5/20/24 @ Washington Nationals L 12-3
5/19/24 @ Cleveland Guardians L 5-2
5/18/24 @ Cleveland Guardians L 11-4

Texas Rangers recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/23/24 @ Philadelphia Phillies L 5-2
5/22/24 @ Philadelphia Phillies L 11-4
5/21/24 @ Philadelphia Phillies L 5-2
5/19/24 vs Los Angeles Angels L 4-1
5/18/24 vs Los Angeles Angels W 3-2 F/13

Rangers vs Twins predictions

As the Texas Rangers take the field at Target Field, I'm expecting a big game from Adolis Garcia. The Rangers' right fielder has been on a tear lately, and I think he'll keep it going with at least two hits and a run scored. Josh Smith, the Rangers' third baseman, has been quietly putting together a solid season, and I think he'll get on base at least twice, maybe even notching a double. If the Rangers' offense can get going early, they'll be in good shape.

On the other side, the Minnesota Twins are looking to get back on track, and I think they'll rely heavily on their bats to get it done. Willi Castro, the Twins' shortstop, has been hitting over .260, and I think he'll get at least one hit and score a run. Ryan Jeffers, the Twins' catcher, has been providing some serious power, and I think he'll go deep at least once. If the Twins can get some timely hits and take advantage of the Rangers' pitching, they'll be in good shape.

So, who's going to come out on top? Based on the pitching matchup, I think Bailey Ober will outduel Jose Urena, and the Twins will come out on top 5-3. Ober's been solid all season, and I think he'll be able to keep the Rangers' potent offense at bay. The Twins' offense, meanwhile, will do just enough to get the win. It should be a competitive game, but in the end, I think the Twins will come out on top.

Minnesota Twins injuries

  • Brock Stewart (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Gabriel Gonzalez (RF): Day-To-Day
  • Zack Weiss (RP): 60-Day-IL
  • Jeff Brigham (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Josh Winder (RP): 60-Day-IL

Texas Rangers injuries

  • Josh Sborz (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Luis Mieses (OF): Day-To-Day
  • Nathan Eovaldi (SP): 15-Day-IL
  • Blake Taylor (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Wyatt Langford (LF): 10-Day-IL

Rangers vs Twins game info

Venue Target Field
Location Minneapolis, Minnesota
First pitch Fri 8:10 PM
Temperature 68°
Chance of Rain 0%

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