BOTTOM LINE: Minnesota enters the matchup as losers of their last four games.
The Indians are 9-6 against the rest of their division. Cleveland has hit 29 home runs this season, ninth in the American League. Franmil Reyes leads them with seven, averaging one every 11.1 at-bats.
The Twins are 2-3 against opponents from the AL Central. Minnesota has slugged .386 this season. Byron Buxton leads the team with a .847 slugging percentage, including 13 extra-base hits and seven home runs.
The Indians won the last meeting 7-4. Aaron Civale notched his fourth victory and Reyes went 3-for-4 with two home runs and two RBIs for Cleveland. Kenta Maeda registered his second loss for Minnesota.
TOP PERFORMERS: Reyes leads the Indians with seven home runs and has 17 RBIs.
Buxton leads the Twins with seven home runs home runs and is slugging .847.
LAST 10 GAMES: Indians: 4-6, .227 batting average, 4.28 ERA, outscored by five runs