If you like pitching, this could be the series for you.
Few teams boast a rotation like the Twins. Minnesota has the potential to trot out Sonny Gray, Pablo Lopez and Bailey Ober in a three-game series, a standout trio that can hang with any arms. But the Blue Jays have an impressive group of pitchers themselves, boasting one of the league’s best bullpens and a rotation that begins with Kevin Gausman, Jose Berrios and Chris Bassitt.
In a matchup of two great pitching staffs, this could be a question over whose offense can pick up just that one extra run needed to win. Will it be the lineup with among the most home runs in the majors, or the sleeping giant of underperforming stars?
Just about everyone in the Minnesota lineup from start to finish can hit a home run. No one has more than homers than Max Kepler and his 24 long balls. But 12 players in total have launched double-digits.
The Blue Jays have more star power in the offense, with names like Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Bo Bichette and George Springer. However, the group has not lived up to its star billing in 2023, with Guerrero, in particular, posting a down season by his usual lofty standards.
Looking to catch this wild-card series? Here’s all the information you need to watch the Twins host the Blue Jays.
Twins vs. Blue Jays schedule
The Twins and Blue Jays will play a three-game series in Minneapolis.
|Date||Game||Start time (ET)||TV channel||Result|
|Oct. 3||Blue Jays at Twins||4:38 p.m.||ESPN, Sportsnet||—|
|Oct. 4||Blue Jays at Twins||4:38 p.m.||ESPN, Sportsnet||—|
|Oct. 5||Blue Jays at Twins*||4:38 p.m.||ESPN, Sportsnet||—|
* – if necessary
How to watch 2023 MLB playoff games
The entire 2023 MLB wild-card round will be carried by ESPN in the U.S. The remainder of the postseason will be carried by TBS and the Fox family of networks.
The National League side of the playoffs will be carried exclusively by TBS, while the American League playoff games will be carried by either Fox or FS1. Each World Series game will be broadcast on Fox.
Viewers in Canada can watch the games on Sportsnet.
Twins vs. Blue Jays live streams
With their games appearing on ESPN, Twins vs. Blue Jays can be watched on either ESPN+ or with Fubo, which offers a free trial. Canadian viewers can find the games on Sportsnet+.
Twins vs. Blue Jays odds
According to BetMGM, the Twins are -140 favorites to win the series against the Blue Jays, who have +115 odds to win the series.
Source : ESPN.com