BOTTOM LINE: Minnesota and Houston will play on Saturday.
The Twins are 13-20 on their home turf. Minnesota has slugged .431, good for fourth in the American League. Nelson Cruz leads the club with a .538 slugging percentage, including 21 extra-base hits and 12 home runs.
The Astros are 16-14 on the road. The Houston offense has compiled a .272 batting average as a team this season, good for first in the American League. Yuli Gurriel leads the team with a mark of .333.
The Astros won the last meeting 6-4. Ryne Stanek earned his first victory and Jose Altuve went 1-for-4 with a home run and an RBI for Houston. Matt Shoemaker registered his eighth loss for Minnesota.
TOP PERFORMERS: Miguel Sano leads the Twins with 13 home runs and is slugging .442.
Altuve leads the Astros with 12 home runs and has 31 RBIs.
LAST 10 GAMES: Twins: 3-7, .267 batting average, 6.59 ERA, outscored by 21 runs