The Toronto Blue Jays (26-25) and Minnesota Twins (26-24) square off on Friday at 8:10 PM ET, opening a three-game series at Target Field.

The probable starters are Kevin Gausman (2-3) for the Blue Jays and Louie Varland (2-0) for the Twins.

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Twins vs. Blue Jays Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Friday, May 26, 2023
  • Time: 8:10 PM ET
  • TV: BSN
  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Venue: Target Field
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  • Probable Pitchers: Gausman - TOR (2-3, 3.14 ERA) vs Varland - MIN (2-0, 4.18 ERA)

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Twins Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Louie Varland

  • The Twins are sending Varland (2-0) to the mound for his sixth start of the season. He is 2-0 with a 4.18 ERA and 31 strikeouts over 28 2/3 innings pitched.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Sunday against the Los Angeles Angels, when he went five innings, allowing two earned runs while giving up six hits.
  • The 25-year-old has an ERA of 4.18, with 10 strikeouts per nine innings in five games this season. Opposing hitters have a .255 batting average against him.
  • Varland is trying to record his fourth quality start of the year in this matchup.
  • Varland is aiming for his fourth straight appearance lasting five or more innings. He averages 5.6 innings per start.

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Blue Jays Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Kevin Gausman

  • The Blue Jays will send Gausman (2-3) to the mound for his 11th start this season.
  • The right-hander gave up two earned runs and allowed six hits in eight innings pitched against the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday.
  • The 32-year-old has an ERA of 3.14, a 7.36 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.079 in 10 games this season.
  • If he completes six or more innings with three or fewer earned runs allowed, he'll earn his fourth consecutive quality start.
  • Gausman has pitched five or more innings in three straight games and will look to extend that streak.
  • Among qualified pitchers this season, the 32-year-old's 3.14 ERA ranks 25th, 1.079 WHIP ranks 19th, and 11.6 K/9 ranks fourth.

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