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Where: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA
When: Friday, April 5th at 7:05 PM EST
How (TV/Radio): Twins TV: FS North, Phillies TV: NBCSPH, Twins Radio: WCCO 830 AM, Phillies Radio: WIP 94.1 FM
Coming off a two-game sweep of the Kansas City Royals, the new look Twins are sitting at 4-1 to open their season.
After only scoring three runs in their first two games against division-rival Cleveland, the Twins have come alive scoring a total of 21 runs in their last three games, all wins by Minnesota.
The Twins currently stand at 10-1 odds to win the American League and 20-1 to take the World Series.
The Phillies started 4-0 this season, the first time the franchise has gone undefeated in their first four games since 1915.
That was the longest any franchise in any sport had failed to go 4-0 to open their season.
After scoring four runs in the 8th inning to come back on Tuesday to take the lead against the Nationals, the Phillies gave up three in the final two innings to lose 9-8.
It was their first loss of the season.
After their terrific start, the Phillies currently are 5-1 to win the National League and 10-1 to win the World Series for the 2019 season.
Odorizzi was spectacular in his first start of 2019 against the Cleveland Indians. The big right-hander pitched six innings, only allowing one earned run while striking out 11 hitters.
Last season, Odorizzi was better on the road versus his home starts, as the pitcher posted a 4.30 ERA away from Minnesota with 81 strikeouts over 83.2 innings.
This will be Pivettas second start of the season after the right-hander struggled in his opening start of 2019 against Atlanta.
Pivetta finished the day with 4.2 innings pitched with four strikeouts. The Braves tagged the Phillies pitcher for eight hits and four earned runs.
The Twins offense has posted 24 runs in their first five games for a solid average of 4.8 runs per game in 2019.
The Twins have a stellar heart of the lineup in DH Nelson Cruz, RF Eddie Rosario, and 1B C.J.Cron, all who have considerable home run power.
Expect to see a few balls fly over the fence at Citizens Bank from both teams.
The Phillies put the National League on notice with four wins in their first five games.
The heralded Philly offense delivered by scoring eight or more runs in four of their five 2019 contests.
The beginning of Bryce Harpers Phillies career could not have been better as the right fielder began the season by going 8 for 16 with three homers and five RBIs.
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