The Tampa Bay Rays (45-19) will look for Wander Franco to prolong an 11-game hitting streak versus the Minnesota Twins (31-31) on Thursday at 1:10 PM ET, at Tropicana Field.

This contest's pitching matchup is set, as the Rays will send Yonny Chirinos to the mound, while Bailey Ober (3-2) will answer the bell for the Twins.

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Twins vs. Rays Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Thursday, June 8, 2023
  • Time: 1:10 PM ET
  • TV: MLB Network
  • Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Venue: Tropicana Field
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!
  • Probable Pitchers: Chirinos - TB (0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs Ober - MIN (3-2, 2.33 ERA)

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Twins Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Bailey Ober

  • Ober makes the start for the Twins, his ninth of the season. He is 3-2 with a 2.33 ERA and 40 strikeouts through 46 1/3 innings pitched.
  • The righty's last time out was on Saturday against the Cleveland Guardians, when he went six scoreless innings while allowing four hits.
  • The 27-year-old has amassed an ERA of 2.33, with 7.8 strikeouts per nine innings in eight games this season. Opponents are batting .205 against him.
  • Ober has four quality starts under his belt this year.
  • Ober will look to pitch five or more innings for his ninth straight start. He's averaging 5.8 frames per outing.
  • He has held his opponents without an earned run in two of his eight outings this season.

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Rays Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Yonny Chirinos

  • Chirinos has been named the starter for the Rays and will make his first start this season.
  • The 29-year-old right-hander will make his season debut.

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