The Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins are battling at the top of the American League Central. The two go toe-to-toe on Tuesday in Minnesota in the second contest of a huge four-game series. According to the pros at Bovada SportsBook, coming into this series, the two had split their last 10 meetings, with eight games falling under the total.
Danny Salazar (4-5, 4.15 ERA) gets the call for Cleveland. He took a no-decision in his last outing, which was a 4-1 loss in Tampa Bay. The 27-year-old righty went 5.1 innings, allowing a run on seven hits with eight strikeouts and four walks. Salazar is 3-2 in his last nine starts against Minnesota with a 4.63 ERA. On the road this season, Salazar is 3-2 in nine games (eight starts) with a 4.85 ERA.
Minnesota will respond with Bartolo Colon (4-9, 6.77 ERA), who tossed seven scoreless innings of five-hit ball in a 4-0 shutout of Milwaukee in his last start. Colon struck out five and walked one in his fifth start (in which he is 2-1 with an ERA of 4.02) with the Twins since coming from Atlanta. He won his last start against Cleveland, which came last April as a member of the New York Mets. The 44-year-old spent the first 5.5 years of his career in Cleveland.