How to Watch Twins vs. Guardians: Live Stream or on TV

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How to Watch Twins vs. Guardians: Live Stream or on TV


In a series opener on Friday, Bailey Ober will take the mound for the Minnesota Twins (18-14) versus Peyton Battenfield and the Cleveland Guardians (14-17), with first pitch scheduled for 7:10 PM ET at Progressive Field.

Keep scrolling to find out all the details on how to watch Minnesota square off against Cleveland live.

When is Twins vs. Guardians and when does it start?

This matchup between the Twins and Guardians will take place on Friday, May 5, 2023. You should expect the opening pitch at 7:10 PM ET.

Where to watch Twins vs. Guardians

The Twins and Guardians will hit the diamond at Progressive Field for this matchup on May 5, and if you would like to catch the event live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!

What channel is the game on?

You can catch this game live on Apple TV+.

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Twins Stats, Odds & Insights

The Twins have won 16 of the 22 games they were listed as the moneyline favorite this season (72.7%).

Minnesota averages 1.3 home runs per game to rank eighth in MLB action with 42 total home runs.

The Twins rank 16th in MLB, slugging .401.

Minnesota has the fourth-ranked team ERA among all MLB pitching staffs (3.44).

Pitchers for the Twins combine for the No. 2-ranked WHIP in the majors (1.155).

Guardians Stats, Odds & Insights

The Guardians have been underdogs in 11 games this season and won five (45.5%) of those contests.

Cleveland’s 17 home runs rank last in MLB this season.

The Guardians rank last in the majors with a .338 team slugging percentage.

Cleveland pitchers have a combined ERA of 3.97 ERA this year, which ranks 12th in MLB.

The Guardians have a combined WHIP of 1.285 as a pitching staff, which ranks 14th in MLB.

Twins Starter Recent Performance: Bailey Ober

Opponent Date IP H R ER K BB
vs. Royals Apr. 29 5.2 4 1 1 6 2
vs. Nationals Apr. 23 5.2 3 1 1 4 3

Guardians Starter Recent Performance: Peyton Battenfield

Opponent Date IP H R ER K BB
at Red Sox Apr. 30 2.0 3 3 3 2 4
vs. Rockies Apr. 25 4.2 6 4 4 4 4
at Tigers Apr. 18 6.0 3 1 1 5 3
vs. Yankees Apr. 12 4.2 4 2 1 3 0

Twins Key Players to Watch

The Twins will send Ober (1-0) to the mound to make his third start of the season.

The righty last pitched on Saturday against the Kansas City Royals, when he threw 5 2/3 innings, allowing one earned run while giving up four hits.

In two games this season, he has compiled a 1.59 ERA and averages 7.9 strikeouts per nine innings while opposing batters are hitting .179 against him.

Byron Buxton leads Minnesota in home runs with eight, runs batted in with 19 and his batting average of .262 is also best on his team.

Joey Gallo has collected 12 hits this season and has an OBP of .329. He’s slugging .603 on the year.

Carlos Correa has 22 hits this season and a slash line of .206/.289/.383.

Guardians Key Players to Watch

The Guardians will send Battenfield (0-2) to the mound for his fourth start this season.

The right-hander last pitched on Sunday against the Boston Red Sox, throwing two innings of relief while giving up three earned runs and allowing three hits.

The 25-year-old has an ERA of 4.67, a 1.27 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.558 in four games this season.

Jose Ramirez leads the Guardians with three home runs and has racked up a team-high batting average of .286.

Steven Kwan is hitting .274 with four doubles, a triple and 20 walks.

Josh Bell has launched a team-best three home runs.

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