On Sunday, the Milwaukee Brewers (27-18, 1st NL Central) conclude a three-game series on the road against the Minnesota Twins (18-22, 2nd AL Central).
The Brewers won the opening game of the series Friday 8-2 for their second straight win and fourth in their last five games and took sole possession of first place in the NL Central. Jesus Aguilar hit two home runs for Milwaukee while Ji-Man Choi who was called up on Friday from Triple-A to replace the injured Ryan Braun hit a solo homer. Brent Suter raised his record to 3-3 after allowing five hits and one run with six strikeouts and one walk. Kyle Gibson fell to 1-2 after allowing five runs one eight hits while walking four. The Twins have now lost four of their last five.
Christian Yelich leads the Brewers with a batting average of .300. Travis Shaw is the home run leader with 10 and RBIs leader with 26. Milwaukee has a team batting average of .246 while opposing hitters are averaging .228 at the plate against Brewers pitching. On Sunday, the Brewers will send Junior Guerra to the mound. The right-hander this season is 3-3 with an ERA of 3.08, 37 Ks and 18 BBs.
Eddie Rosario leads the Twins with a batting average of .295, nine home runs, 27 RBIs and 46 hits. Minnesota has a team batting average of .244 while opposing hitters are averaging .252 at the plate against Twins pitching. On Sunday, Minnesota will send Jake Odorizzi to the mound. The right-hander is 3-2 with an ERA of 3.35, 45 Ks and 21 BBs.