The Minnesota Twins enter the 2021 season in search of their third consecutive AL Central crown and will look to hand the Milwaukee Brewers an Opening Day loss.
Minnesota led the AL in percentage of at-bats that resulted in a home run last season at 4.5. Milwaukee starter Brandon Woodruff gave up 1.54 home runs per nine innings last season.
The Twins will start Kenta Maeda, who took a no-hitter into the ninth inning against the Brewers last season and overall went 6-1 with a 2.70 ERA and a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 8.00.
Maeda is backed up by a bullpen that ranked sixth in 2020 in ERA. The Brewers’ lineup that should be a bit better with Lorenzo Cain’s return and the arrival of Kolten Wong in the offseason, but the team batted just .218 at home last season.
With the addition of Andrelton Simmons, a Platinum Glove winner and capable bat, the Twins appear to be poised to make another run at the postseason and will open with a win at Milwaukee.
The play: Twins, -105.