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Major League Baseball Playoff Preview: Toronto Blue Jays at Minnesota Twins Game 2

The Toronto Blue Jays and Minnesota Twins are set for Game 2 of the best-of-three series. This is part of the postseason in Major League Baseball.

The Twins lead the series 1-0 after winning on Tuesday 3-1 over Toronto. The Twins got two runs in the first inning, and that held up. Now, Toronto will look to force a Game 3 with a win on Wednesday.

The winner of this series will head to Houston to battle the Astros. The Minnesota Twins are listed at -130 over Toronto in this game. The total is listed at 7.5 runs.

Blue Jays Seeking Offense

Toronto just could not get anything going in the loss on Tuesday. Toronto finished with just six hits in the game. Bo Bichette had two hits, and so did Kevin Kiermaier. Kiermaier also drove in the only run of the game. Toronto’s bullpen was strong, getting the final 12 outs without allowing a run.

The Blue Jays, as a team, finished 13th in runs with 4.6 per game. The Blue Jays also picked up just shy of 9 runs per game. The top offensive threats for Toronto are Bichette and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Bichette hit .307 on the season, while Guerrero led the team with 26 home runs. George Springer hit 21 home runs for Toronto, while Dalton Varsho added 20.

Jose Berrios will get the ball in Game 2 for the Toronto Blue Jays. The 29-year-old last pitched on September 29th against the Yankees. He took a loss in his season finale.

Berrios made 31 starts and recorded an 11-12 record, with a 3.65 earned run average. The right-hander went 189.2 innings this season and struck out 184 batters.

Minnesota Looking to Close the Door

Royce Lewis, who was called up in late May, burst onto the scene with a grand slam in his first game, crushed three more on the season, and had a great start to his career. Lewis finished the season with a .309 batting average, 15 home runs, and 52 runs batted in. That was in just 239 at-bats. Lewis was the reason for the Tuesday win, with two home runs.

The Twins needed some offense, and that’s what he brought. Carlos Correa recently came off the disabled list and is no stranger to postseason play. The short stop hit .230 during the regular season and clubbed 18 home runs. Max Kepler led the team with 24 home runs while adding 22 doubles this season.

Sonny Gray will get the start for the Minnesota Twins. Gray was part of a Twins rotation that had the most quality starts in Major League Baseball. Gray is 33 years old. He went 8-8 on the season, with a 2.79 earned run average in 31 starts. His last start was September 28th against Oakland, where the Twins got him out after four innings.

Gray has allowed just six earned runs over his last six starts. During that time, he threw 34 innings.

Twins move to Round 2

Minnesota finally snapped their long winless streak in the postseason. Now, they are ready to take this series. The fans in Minneapolis will be ready to go for this one.

Sonny Gray has been a solid veteran starting pitcher. Look for him to throw another nice outing here while the Twins get to Berrios.

The Minnesota Twins sweep this series by beating Toronto on Wednesday. Take the Minnesota Twins -130. Enjoy the game, and best of luck with all your Major League Baseball postseason betting!

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