On Friday, the Milwaukee Brewers (26-18, 1st NL Central) open a three-game series on the road against the Minnesota Twins (18-21, 2nd AL Central).
The Brewers defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday 8-2 to win two of three on the road against the NL West front runners. Travis Shaw, Christian Yelich, Tyler Saladino and Domingo Santana each homered for the Brewers off Arizona starter Matt Koch. The Brewers are off on Thursday.
Minnesota lost its last outing 7-5 on Wednesday to the St. Louis Cardinals. The Twins starter Lance Lynn was beaten by his former teammates and the Twins have now lost three of their last four. Minnesota is also idle on Thursday.
Christian Yelich leads Milwaukee with a .294 batting average. Travis Shaw is the team leader in home runs with 10 and RBIs with 26. Milwaukee has a team batting average of .242, while opposing hitters are averaging .228 at the plate against Brewers pitching. On Friday, the Brewers will send Brent Suter to the mound. The southpaw this season is 2-3 with an ERA of 5.14, 30 Ks and 9 BBs.
Eddie Rosario leads the Twins with a .296 batting average and team highs in hits with 45, home runs with nine and RBIs with 27. Minnesota has a team batting average of .244, while opposing hitters are averaging .248 at the plate against Twins pitching. Minnesota will send Kyle Gibson to the mound on Friday. The right-hander this season is 1-1 with an ERA of 3.43, 50 Ks and 22 BBs.